Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Plaquenil side effects sun Plaquenil and contraceptive pill Plaquenil for skin rash Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. For what it's worth - I had been taking the generic Plaquenil without too much trouble after the first couple weeks, as long as I made sure to take it with food. about 8-9 mos. later I learned I had celiac, and went on a strict gluten free diet. I too have learned the hard way on gluten-free foods, right now I stick to a very simple diet and foods that I know FOR SURE are gluten-free, mainly by process of elimination and calling companies. Right now I have only been diagnosed with celiac disease and waiting to speak to the doc about Lupus. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil for celiac Plaquenil and corona lupus, Plaquenil and Celiac - Reviews - Treato Plaquenil slePlaquenil and nodulesEffects of chloroquine on the liver You really need to be scoped to rule out celiac, any other odd issues, infections, etc and of course, check for cancer. Long term diarrhea is a symptom of something not being right. You may well be having this because of the plaquenil and stopping the plaquenil is the only way to find this out. Plaquenil, diarrhea and weight loss?. Lupus -. Hydroxychloroquine Prices, Coupons & Patient Assistance.. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine Jun 04, 2007 Celiac disease is just another AI disease after all. However, I did read that once people go gluten-free, some find some arthritis benefits because arthritis can also be a symptom of celiac in addition to lupus and ra. I don't see what it can hurt if you just wanted to try going gluten-free to see how you feel. Hi, Im taking Plaquenil for Lupus type symptoms and I know that the brand name product is gluten free but at $75 a month difference, Id love to take the generic. Ive tried to contact Mylan and so has my pharmacist but we cant get a definite answer. Does anyone here have a line into Mylan? Id like.