I have been getting these horrible rashes and they are not related to sun exposure. I am starting to wonder if they are related to Plaquenil. Chloroquine phosphate dosage What can i take for heartburn with plaquenil It seems that after being on a medication for years that has worked seems to loss it's affect or you may develop an allergy to that medication. I had to switch to Cybalta to treat my depression and admit that I was suffering from Fibromyalgia and that Cybalta would would help. Submitted 2 years ago * by vadegarys. So after three weeks of taking Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine I developed a rash and had to stop. Now I'm really worried since Plaquenil is supposed to be the 'life insurance' drug of lupus, people have less flares on it, live longer, etc. I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Since I have not taken it my chest feels so much better which is odd because chest pain is not listed as a side effect. Also I noticed that the Plaquenil I think was making me feel different but not in a good way. I've always been one to go for the natural route and am starting to feel like I should just stop taking everything and see what happens - so frustrating. My doctor now wants me to start on Chloroquine instead of plaquenil. Allergy to plaquenil after being on it for years Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Allergic reaction to CellCept?, Allergic to Plaquenil. What now? lupus - reddit Se pueden tomar aspirina y plaquenilHow to pronounce plaquenil Hi. I started Saturday on Plaquenil after stopping mtx for GI issues. So far, it’s fine, but I think it takes a good deal of time to get into the system? So my question is, how have other people’s experience been with it? Does it take a while for any side effects to develop, or can I stop being paranoid? Plaquenil question -. Had to stop taking Plaquenil -. How long does it take for plaquenil to leave your system?. After being on it for 5 or 6 years, I had to go off due to some eye changes that were not typical of Plaquenil toxicity. I also had some heart issues which the cardiologist said were atypiclal but could be caused by it. Hey all, I’m 23F. Was diagnosed almost a year ago. I currently take plaquenil, azathioprine, and 2 BP nerd 1 prescribed for migraines years before lupus dx. Lately, I’ve been experiencing extreme itchiness, almost painful sometimes. It lasts for almost an hour after I’m out of the shower. Kelley, Hi. Some people DO get an allergic rash from hydroxychloroquine = the generic form. I've read that fewer get it from Plaquenil = the name brand, so some rheumies presecribe it even though it's more expensive. Does the printout you got with your Rx mention the rash possibility? Have you spoken with your rheumie?