Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. I have been on the plaquenil 200 mgm for about 4 months now. Can plaquenil help with butterfly rash Plaquenil cause cushings Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil was originally used to treat malaria and is now used mostly to treat rheumatological and dermatological diseases. Its most frequent use now is for Rheumatoid Arthritis RA and Lupus and is often very effective in mitigating the joint and arthritic symptoms these. I started taking Plaquenil 4 weeks ago for non specific autoimmune disease as indicated by ANA. Symptoms were low grade temperature off and on for a year, joint pain and fatigue. I have already felt some relief. Some nauseau at first but less problem with fever and joint pain. But, now I have started having stomach cramps and diarrhea. In Plaquenil discussions - 170 posts discuss Withdrawal Symptoms with Plaquenil. Withdrawal Symptoms is #37 concern in Plaquenil discussions. Withdrawal Symptoms is #37 concern in Plaquenil discussions. I just quit the plaquenil to give my liver a rest at that time. Plaquenil isn a antiparasitic drug with anti-inflammatory affect. I did stop it for 2 weeks early in the treatment due to having to take a coupld other drugs that seemed to give me side effects. Symptoms coming off plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki, Stomach problems with Plaquenil • Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center Hydroxychloroquine skin pigmentationHydroxychloroquine main side effect Signs of infection symptoms may include fever or chills, severe diarrhea, shortness of breath, prolonged dizziness, headache, stiff neck, weight loss, or listlessness signs of liver problems e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools Plaquenil - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions -. Can Plaquenil cause Withdrawal Symptoms? - Page 2. Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK. Signs or symptoms of cardiac compromise have appeared during acute and chronic treatment; clinical monitoring for signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy is advised, including use of appropriate diagnostic tools such as ECG to monitor patients for cardiomyopathy during therapy; if cardiotoxicity is suspected. Common side effects Nausea and diarrhea This can often can be combatted by taking Plaquenil with food or milk. Dizziness Precautions with this side effect Do not drive, use machinery. Cramps. Headache. Dry skin. Loss of appetite. So, I asked about coming off of plaquenil. He said that I could stop plaquenil cold turkey. It slowly decreases effectiveness in the body. After the holidays, I am tempted to stop to see if the symptoms of lupus reappear so he can diagnose me. Did you ask to be put on a cancellation list for your new rheumy?