I have been getting these horrible rashes and they are not related to sun exposure. I am starting to wonder if they are related to Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine keratopathy Aralen generic name What is plaquenil therapy How does hydroxychloroquine work for rheumatoid arthritis Hi. I started Saturday on Plaquenil after stopping mtx for GI issues. So far, it’s fine, but I think it takes a good deal of time to get into the system? So my question is, how have other people’s experience been with it? Does it take a while for any side effects to develop, or can I stop being paranoid? Oct 17, 2005 Just wondering if anyone has experienced an allergic reaction to CellCept. I started on the drug about two months ago after being taken off of Plaquenil because of an allergic reaction it made me itchy. Just this past week, I've noticed bumps on my neck and face mostly forehead. My plaquenil post Plaquenil can make you completely blind! *Legitimate looking vitamins I take to help remediate it I took Plaquenil for over 13 years and it caused me and 6 in every 1000 patients, new research shows to have toxic maculopathy it caused. *re even if you quit taking the drug, it can continue to damage the eye until blindness occurs. 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. My doctor now wants me to start on Chloroquine instead of plaquenil. Allergy to plaquenil after being on it for years Terrible Itching on Plaquenil---PLEASE HELP., Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Allergic reaction to CellCept? Relapse of plasmodium vivax after chloroquinePlaquenil and rapid pulsePlaquenil side effects reviewsChloroquine toxicity ecgChloroquin mechanism Overall Plaquenil did take away the muscle and joint pain. It worked wonders for that. For that reason I am satisfied with plaquenil for what I took it for. Took about 5-6 months to see full effect. Since reducing the dose from 400mg to 200mg 4 months ago I do feel some of this pain returning You win some, you lose some! M 49 1 years 400mg day PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -. Plaquenil Drug and Medication User Reviews on RxList. Plaqunil rash -. However, risk increases with duration of use, and the guidelines call for annual screening after five years, or sooner if there are “unusual risk factors or a suspicion of early toxicity.” Anne E. Fung, MD, a retina specialist at Pacific Eye Associates in San Francisco, averages one Plaquenil screening a week, due to her close affiliation. After being on it for 5 or 6 years, I had to go off due to some eye changes that were not typical of Plaquenil toxicity. I also had some heart issues which the cardiologist said were atypiclal but could be caused by it. Aug 29, 2014 Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of retinal toxicity from Plaquenil such as, age of greater than 60 years, daily dose more than 6.5 mg/kg; use of the drug more than 5 years, obesity, preexisting retinal disease and, renal or liver failure.