Although I take Enbrel, and MTX, neither one work as well as the Plaquenil and the fatigue and joint pain have returned full force. I had to get off of plaquenil as well b/c of toxicity and benign tumors behind my eyes. I'm just wondering if any of you here have had to stop taking Plaquenil and if so what you replaced it with? Not knowing what your dx is, I don't know what to tell you. I haven't found a replacement except that I started my cytoxan every month now. Plaquenil vertigo Hydroxychloroquine sulfate tab 200 mg Plaquenil sjogren's pregnancy Why is hydroxychloroquine important in the treatment of lupus 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 lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Hydroxychloroquine can be taken with a glass of milk or a meal to decrease nausea. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take hydroxychloroquine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Nov 20, 2013 Taking the two is just fine and used in Lyme and other difficult infections. Plaquinil works like a weak antibiotic. MAMA Make sure to take your doxy with food to ease stomach make sure it does not have a lot of iron or calcium such as liver or cheese,ice cream ect. I also seem to be having a lot of anxiety and I never had this before I stopped my Plaq Am I just losing my mind? All I can do is offer you my sympathy and suggest you talk to your rheumy or hope that others here have an answer for you. I found that some of my symtoms came back after I got off of plaquenil too but I never found something to really "replace it" unforntunately. Yes I do get some kind of strange migraines but without the pain??? (If anything) Since stopping it even the sun is now my worst enemy and I have had to get a pair of sun glasses.. Hi momto3, Wow, I hate to hear that you had to stop taking plaquenil. Since you're taking Enbrel and MTX, I suppose you have RA and I can't imagine having that and not being able to take plaquenil. I have suffered with migraines for thirty years and the only true relief I've ever gotten are from accupuncture and immitrex. I've had other problems as well but I don't think those would help you b/c they are more related to SLE. What else can i take if i cant take plaquenil Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?, Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Chloroquine phosphate tablets ip Aug 26, 2016 The meds we take are chemicals and they are usually hard to tolerate. Might be that you need something like Zantac, there are other acid reducers on the market to help you get your medicine down. This might be something else for you to consider. If you're dehydrated some protein can show up in your urine. Hope this helps. You got to hold on. Plaquenil side effects - kidney problems? - Symptoms - Life.. Minocycline and Plaquenil - Scleroderma - Inspire. Study Raises Questions about Sjogren's and Plaquenil. Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and be more Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. I'm taking 400mg of plaquenil and 100mg of Imuran and in a flair anyone else taking these drugs and still going into flairs. Read more about. plaq gave me a flare and even though i have not take them since june i am still very ill. put me off the meds full stop. this is supposed to be the most amiable and low toxic. I was also diagnosed in August 2013 and also can't take prednisone. I was on plaquenil for 4 - 5 months and my lungs got worse, doc said plaquenil wasn't strong enough. I'm now on 10 mg/wk methotrexate, and sarcoidosis seems to be better.