Plaquenil

Active Ingredient(s): Hydroxychloroquine
FDA Approved: * April 18, 1955
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Malaria

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Plaquenil Overview

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria.[1] Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria.[2] Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include vomiting, headache, changes in vision and muscle weakness.&...

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Plaquenil 400mg once daily

I've tried Celebrex and Methotrexate for an autoimmune disorder "suggestive" of Lupus to no avail. I spent 1 1/2 years in constant pain before I knew why every joint (shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist, fingers, ankles, toes and back) in my body hurt, decreased blood count and daily headaches it was awful. Started on Plaquenil and within weeks the pain started to subside. I no longer have joint pain, my blood counts are normal, C3 and C4 (normal), CRP (normal). I feel great, however, I suffer from the worst gas and diarrhea daily. The sad truth is I'll take "the s***s" over that over "s***"....This is my miracle drug. Good Luck and feel better, please ask your Rheumatologist to prescribe as the DMARDS were unsuccessful, and there are no monthly or every other m...

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RA and plaquenil

I have been on Plaquenil 200mg 2x daily almost 3 months. I have RA and have gained weight, feel swollen all over and look like I have aged over night. Has anyone else had some of these side effects. I also crave carbs all the time. Dr told me to be on it for at least 6 months before I may notice any relief. thanks for any help you can give me ## Hello, Debbie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The weight gain is unusual, because this medication is listed by the FDA as usually causing the opposite, it's even been known to cause anorexia, in some people that take it. The looking as if you've aged can occur, because it can cause various side effects that may make it seem like that, such as a bleached out or higher hair color, muscular effects, ha...

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Is plaquenil used for lupus

I was diagnosed with SLE and RA finally. I was given Plaquenil for the lupus symptoms and cymbalta for depression and pain. Are these good medications for SLE and RA ## Yes. I have SLE and have been prescribed Plaquenil 200mg, twice daily for the past 10 years. However my SLE began to attack my Kidneys and Lungs; therefore, I was placed on Steriods (started at 40 mg down to 7.5 mg daily) and Cellcept 2 grams daily (medication used to treat cancer) to suppress my immune system. I also take Cymbalta for depression. ## ## I also take Plaquenil twice daily for Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is an antimalarial drug that also has been found to help with RA symptoms by suppressing the immune system's response. I have my eyes checked about twice a year to ensure that this medicine has not affec...

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medications for lupus

I AM HAVING A LUPUS FLARE. I AM SO FATIGUED I CAN'T DO ANYTHING, THE NAUSEA IS SO BAD, I CAN'T EAT. I'M DOWN TO 90 LBS (FOR MY HEIGHT, I SHOULD WEIGH 120 LBS). MY DR. PUT ME ON PLAQUENIL, EVEN THOUGH I WAS ADAMANT THAT I WANTED TO TAKE ATABRINE BECAUSE IT WORKED SO WELL FOR ME THE LAST TIME I HAD A FLARE. HE AT FIRST SAID THAT HE HAD NEVER EVEN HEARD OF IT BEFORE. I WAS STUNNED. I WAS EVEN MORE STUNNED WHEN MY DOCTOR, (YES, IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING, HE IS A RHEUMATOLOGIST) NEVER EVEN TRIED TO GET IT FOR ME. HE SAID ITS NOT AVAILABLE. I KNOW THAT THAT IS NOT TRUE, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET IT. ANYWAY, THE PLAQUENIL IS NOT WORKING, AND I AM GETTING WORSE. I CALLED LAST WEEK AND TALKED TO HIS NURSE, AND TOLD HER ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. SHE CALLED ME BACK AND SAID THAT ...

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taking apidexin with other precriptions

is it safe to take apidexin with plaquenil, methotrexate, and predinsone ## Is it true that 1 pill has the equivelent caffiene of a gallon of coffee? Is it safe to take with Vesicare? ## I'm taking methotrexate and prednisone too...did you ever find out if its alright to take apidexin with these meds? ## Plaquenil and apidexin Is it safe to take plaquenil and apidexin together ## PLease can you tell me if it would be safe to take apidexin if im currently taking prednisolone. Thank you

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Hydroxychlor Tab 400 Mg

Help. I have antiphospholipid antibody syn (aps), sjogrens, small vessell vasculitis, and multiple genetic clotting disorders. I have never felt that 200 mg twice a day of plaquenil has helped me much--been on it 8 years or so. I also take 10 mg prednisone coumadin, and lots other rx. Is it possible I need more plaquenil--like 300 or 400 mg twice a day? I'm dying to know if I could feel better. Nancy ## Have you discussed it with your doctor? From the drug information, it does appear that it can be used in dosages up to 600mgs a day, which would be evenly split at 300mgs twice a day. However, you really do need to discuss it with your doctor, because your full medical information and other medications must all be taken into account, before making any medication changes.

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PLEASE IDENTIFY AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR oblong white pill with one side print HCOS

NOTHING IS ON ONE SIDE, ON THE OTHER SIDE ITS IMPTINTED WITH HCOS ## white oblong pill hcos inscribed on one side ## I can't find a listing for a tablet with this marking. Does anyone else know what this is? ## I just received a tablet like this - HCOS, white, oblong - for my hydroxychlor (generic plaquenil) prescription. ## The pharmacy gave me this same tablet and it is the generic for Paquenil but made by Ranbaxy Laboratories out of India

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hydrochloroquin

white round gg 260 ## I don't have the bottle just the pill so want to make sure what it is by the number ## i have a prescription for a drug which am supose to buy but cant find it in most chemist. its written Hydrochlonquin 200g or Hydrochloroquin. please want to know what it is for and side effects ## The correct drug name is actually Hydroxyxhloroquine, in the US it is commonly sold under the brand name Plaquenil. It is an antimalarial drug that is also used to help reduce inflammation associated with Rheumatoid arthritis. Do you know why it was prescribed for you?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydroxychloroquine
  • Tablet: 200mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Plaquenil: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-1562 Plaquenil 200 mg Oral Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 24987-562 Plaquenil 200 mg Oral Tablet by Covis Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 42291-335 Plaquenil 200 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 43353-997 Plaquenil 200 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 59212-562 Plaquenil 200 mg Oral Tablet by Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 68151-0511 Plaquenil 200 mg Oral Tablet by Carilion Materials Management

Other drugs which contain Hydroxychloroquine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Plaquenil 400mg once daily
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mobic and plaquenil
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