Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD) that is widely used to reduce inflammation (pain and swelling) in the treatment of many types of arthritis and lupus. Plaquenil help with fatigue Plaquenil long term use lft Drug information about chloroquine Plaquenil itself probably does not have a direct affect on your immune system - it is a DMARD and is not considered to be an immunosuppressant. However, many with active autoimmune diseases feel that they are not succeptible to many of the common viruses that they are exposed to - somewhat of a silver lining. Hydroxychloroquine is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARDregulates the activity of the immune system, which may be overactive in some conditions. Hydroxychloroquine can modify the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Well, it sounds like the consensus is that it's probably not the plaquenil. I'm still feeling shaky and sick at my stomach today but perhaps a little better than yesterday. I'm hoping it's just a bug that I picked up and it will quickly run its course. I don't need any more "problems". Thanks all. Deb When Plaquenil works, most patients start to feel improvement after 8-12 weeks. When patients start Plaquenil, doctors usually have them try it for 3 months before they assess the patient to determine if it is working. Plaquenil is also known as a treatment for malaria, a blood-borne parasite spread by mosquitoes in many tropical and sub-tropical environments. The usual dose is between one and two tablets per day (200 to 400 mg per day). Plaquenil and feeling sick Plaquenil and corona lupus, Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work Priola and plaquenilHydroxychloroquine cost at costcoBuy chloroquine Feeling sick on plaquenil deleted_user 10/15/2011 I started taking plaquenil 11 days ago. 200mg twice a day when I was diagnosed with MCTD and Lupus I had posted before that I only had MCTD, but after going over my Dr's paperwork, I do indeed have both- which my Doc failed to inform me of. Feeling sick on plaquenil DailyStrength. Plaquenil Do you feel sick when it kicks in?. Plaquenil and dizziness -. Provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. I feel like such a dingbat! I have a medication- keeper doohickey that I put all my pills in for the week, and I forgot that I was low on Plaquenil. This was 2 days ago. I called me Rheumy & told her I was out of it & she said that she would call in a prescript. ion that day. Well, she didn't. I am going on day 3 of not having Plaquenil at all. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as.