I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going. Chloroquine uses other than malaria Plaquenil retinal oct Doses of plaquenil What labs are required while on plaquenil SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Guys, Are there side effects to stopping Plaquenil? If so, what? How soon after do you feel the effects of Sarcoidosis? Michele. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling. How do i stop taking plaquenil Plaquenil Withdrawal – Life As An Anomaly, Side effects to Stopping Plaquenil. - Sarcoidosis - Inspire What kind of medicine is mefloquine chloroquine primaquine and quininePlaquenil and folic acidPlaquenil eye toxicity symptoms I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Since I have not taken it my chest feels so much better which is odd because chest pain is not listed as a side effect. Also I noticed that the Plaquenil I think was making me feel different but not in a good way. Had to stop taking Plaquenil -. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up. Did your doctor tell you that Plaquenil will help you with hair loss? My doctor said that it may not make it grow back to where it used to be but may stop further loss. So far, it's been a month since I have been taking it but I don't see any improvement. I think the hair shedding is same ot worse. Is your hair re-growing at all? If you're taking Plaquenil for an autoimmune condition, your symptoms should begin to improve after a few months, but it can take up to six months for full effects. Stop taking the medicine and.