If in about 6 to 8 weeks you aren't seeing the slightest change, or don't feel it is enough, let your doc know, and he can adjust. Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Plaquenil and ibuprofen together Chloroquine injection in pregnancy Plaquenil use icd 10 Thanks for taking the time to reply I'm taking Plaquenil for 4 years the Imuran Azathioprine spwas added during the summer. I do feel better today I did come up with the malar rash which is a sure sign that a flair is on the way but as I said I feel better today and the rash is going down. Maybe the Imuran is working. Some medicines can slow down your lupus. Doctors call these DMARDs. This stands for Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD. The brand name is Plaquenil. What does Plaquenil do? Plaquenil relieves pain and swelling and prevents damage to joints. How long does Plaquenil take to work? Plaquenil works very slowly. These medications may also prevent lupus from spreading to certain organs, such as the kidney and central nervous system your brain and spinal cord and may help to reduce flares by as much as 50%. Plaquenil and other anti-malarials are the key to controlling lupus long term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. Please welcome our newest member, Angel Whisperer.280 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online. Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. How does azithoprine work with plaquenil fir lupus Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's. Chloroquine against malariaPlaquenil and low neutrophilsWhat can plaquenil do to your eyes Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.. R/lupus - Having lupus, and being on plaquenil. Does that.. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is commonly used to help keep mild lupus-related problems, such as skin and joint disease, under control. this drug is also effective at preventing lupus flares. My doctor put me on 5 mg prednisone for a month while he did additional testing to confirm the lupus. Then he gave me the choice of one tablet of Imuran or 2-3 tablets daily of CellCept. Chose the Imuran but upon educating myself, am wondering if that was the best first choice. Had not heard of Plaquenil. It's all so confusing to a newbie. Plaquenil is used to keep this autoimmune disease at a less active phase- it is not just for joint pains and discoid It helps to also keep the flares less severe - unsure how it works they just know that it does. My lupus affects major body systems and joint pains have not been a big problem for me but it keeps the disease activity at a lower.