Julia roberts May I suggest you move your research to Google Advanced. that is just what you did there are several drugs now that you can take instead of the plaquenil. You go to Google search engine and then type in Google Advanced. these type of drugs they have now work in a different way then the methotrexate and plaquenil. Lysosomes ph and the antimalarial action of chloroquine How long does plaquenil take to work Plaquenil insomnia Increase in malaria deaths after chloroquine failure Glenn Frey's death, tied in part to rheumatoid arthritis medications he was taking, is a 'wake-up call' about the dangers of powerful drugs used to treat the condition, a top doc says. It should push arthritis patients and their doctors to seek out safer available alternatives. Mar 09, 2010 Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease that affects the joints. Worldwide, approximately 1% of the population is affected, with higher prevalence in persons of European or Asian ancestry.1 Rheumatoid arthritis can develop in persons of any age, with the typical age at onset of about 55 years. Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions. please don't think that you did not help,because you did. You are in a battle and information are your weapons. whoever takes the time to stop and answer my question to the best of their ability is a help. Alternatives to plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?, My Treatment Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil dose for arthritis Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine has been shown to improve physical function in up to 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is commonly used for lupus in children because of less side effects compared to other medications. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine helps minimize joint damage. Compare Plaquenil vs Chloroquine -. RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for.. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. My rheumy has just prescribed Plaquenil for my SS. Reading the warnings, I see that there is concern about effects on the eyes retinas. I am very concerned about this and am wondering if anyone out there has been put on an alternative drug to treat their SS. I have several issues with my. What are the alternatives to plaquenil for psoriatic arthritis? I have been on 2 x 200 mg for almost ten years, and the eye doctor has concerns that is has started to damage my eyes. I also take an injection of methotrexate once weekly.9 ml I think. Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis.