If I take everything I have to take all at once I am so sick, worse than the normal sarc sick. I have no problems, but I also take a probiotic each day. I take most of my meds spaced out through the day (4x per day now down from 6x) and with food in order to minimize the side effects and get the junk in me. I'm hoping to stop this med over the summer it kills my stomach .. Chloroquine cancer treatment Chloroquine nazi Sickle cell disease plaquenil Now been given plaquenil 400mg daily, has anyone else been on this mixture and has it worked or how long should i wait to see if it works. i'm not expecting it to work over night but soon hopefully i am still in so much pain everyday and hoping for some relieve soon. Plaquenil has been a life-saving drug for me, quite literally. I was a mess in 2004-2005 and then a dr put me on Plaquenil, and in 3 weeks most of my symptoms had disappeared. Within 2 months they were all completely gone, though my bloodwork continued to show very high levels of autoimmune stuff. Yes, anti-malarials can be taken with other lupus medications, including corticosteroids e.g. prednisone, immunosuppressives, cytotoxic drugs, and NSAIDs. Anti-malarial drugs may be given in combination with prednisone to reduce the amount of steroid needed to control lupus symptoms and thus to alleviate some of the side effects of the steroid. Michele I have to take mine separate and each time with food. Otherwise they make me really sick and nauseous too. I'm supposed to only have a mild case of sarc ... Should you take plaquenil in the am or pm Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Hydroxychloroquine Reviews Everyday Health Plaquenil ocular testingTypical plaquenil maculopathy oct PLAQUENIL film-coated tablets cannot be divided, therefore they should not be used to treat patients who weigh less than 31 kg. For radical cure of P. vivax and P. malariae infections, concomitant therapy with an 8-aminoquinoline compound is necessary. Plaquenil Dosage Guide -. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug. I am starting to wonder if they are related to Plaquenil. My doctor now wants me to start on Chloroquine instead of plaquenil. I've always been one to go for the natural route and am starting to feel like I should just stop taking everything and see what happens - so frustrating.