Take this medicine with meals or milk to lessen stomach upset, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon. Ophthalmology guidelines for plaquenil Colchicine and hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine psoriasis So that's the update. The lesson here is - for those who need to go off plaquenil, be careful about just going off it cold turkey. Obviously some of CAN do that, but if you don't know if you're one of them - better to be on the safe side and wean slowly. Take it from me! I am feeling much better after bumping my dose back up over the last few. Removing the Plaquenil to 3 days a week hasn't take away the pain. Due to new insurance protocols in our state, we have had a month of switching doctors not all his doctors take the new insurance and he will now have a new Rheumatologist. I also have an open invitation to Dr Medsgar's, a Scleroderma specialist. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. For patients taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent malaria: If you are also taking kaolin or antacids, take them at least 4 hours before or after using hydroxychloroquine. Tapering off plaquenil How to taper off your antidepressant - Harvard Health, Going off Plaquenil - Sclero Forums MAIN - Sclero Forums Taking hydroxychloroquineWhy take hydroxychloroquine with methotrexateHydroxychloroquine painkillerChloroquine phosphate in display tank If you've successfully tapered off opioid pain medication in the past, taking opioids for a brief time — with guidance from your doctor — may be appropriate. Discuss all your medication and pain management options, including pros and cons, with your doctor. Let your doctor know whether you had any trouble tapering off opioids in the past. Tapering off opioids When and how - Mayo Clinic. Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic. Mar 15, 2014 Prednisone Tapering Schedules. A prednisone tapering schedule will depend on the unique medical condition of the patient and how long they have been taking prednisone before attempting to taper off. Here is a 12-day taper schedule for high dose prednisone from a dermatologists office With 10 mg tablets Day 1 take 6 tablets Day 2 take 6 tablets May 07, 2012 Plaquenil is used in the treatment of sarcoidosis but its main use is in the treatment of malaria. One of the side effects of taking the drug is that it affects eye sight, and eye tests, especially field of vision tests need to be done every six months. For the four years that I took the drug. Hi everybody! I recently went to the doc and he recommended that I try cutting my Plaquenil in half from 400mg to 200mg/day. I have been on it since March, 2002. It's been about a week and I have noticed a few slight changes, mainly a little stiffness in my fingers and feeling a little fatigued.