The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up..... When rheunatoid factor elevates while on plaquenil Cr3 ii chloroquine Hydroxychloroquine-Inhibited Dengue Virus Is Associated with Host Defense Machinery 2015 Repurposing of Clinically Developed Drugs for Treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection 2014 A clinical trial not yet recruiting, as of February 26th A chinese study Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Retinal toxicity from chloroquine CQ and its analogue, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, has been recognized for many years. Chloroquine toxicity remains a problem in many parts of the world, but is seen less frequently in the United States where the drug largely has been replaced by HCQ. Feb 19, 2020 The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may require weeks to months to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Initial adult dosage 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible. Ran out of hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine? any good? - Sarcoidosis - Inspire, Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and. Hydroxychloroquine sulphate tablets zy-q 200Plaquenil help rxChloroquine regimen Nov 25, 2019 Detailed Hydroxychloroquine dosage information for adults and children. Includes dosages for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Malaria Prophylaxis and more; plus renal, liver and dialysis adjustments. Hydroxychloroquine Dosage Guide with Precautions -. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.. Stopping Plaquenil - General Discussion - Life With Lupus. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble. I ran out of Plaquenil on September 12, 2009, AM Was only given an initial dose of 2 x 200mg daily, and because I started at 1 x 200 mg daily due to the side affects felt punched in stomach and terribly upset stomach, thought I had plenty "in stock". Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.