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. Chloroquine base 150 mg Plaquenil detoxing Chloroquine endosomal escape mechanism 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. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication for autoimmune conditions and malaria that comes with less side effects than other DMARDs. You will likely have to take additional medications to keep your rheumatoid arthritis in control. If a stomachache does occur, it is usually temporary. However, if you experience stomach upset while taking generic hydroxychloroquine, ask your doctor about trying name-brand Plaquenil instead. While these medications contain the same active ingredient, the preparation of generic hydroxychloroquine can sometimes cause stomach irritation. 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. Other options for hydroxychloroquine plaquenil Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Basics, Side Effects & Reviews. Blood tests hydroxychloroquinePlaquenil and laser hair removalChloroquinPlaquenil visual side effectsCan plaquenil cause joint pain Discontinued Plaquenil.other options? Support Forums Lupus New Topic. I was searching for information on alternatives to Plaquenil and you all have provided so much information on alternatives. I'm anxious to explore the options and to discuss them with my Rhuemie. Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for.. Does Plaquenil Interact with other Medications? Severe Interactions. These medications are not usually taken together. Consult your healthcare professional e.g. doctor or pharmacist for more in. Alternatives to Plaquenil. deleted_user 06/11/2012. My rheumy has just prescribed Plaquenil for my SS. It changed my life. While I have had to add other immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory drugs to the mix Imuran and Celebrex, the Plaquenil is the star. I have to get my eyes checked every six months via a field of vision test and. Compare Plaquenil head-to-head with other drugs for uses, ratings, cost, side effects, interactions and more. Plaquenil rated 6.8/10 in overall patient satisfaction. Plaquenil Compared to Alternatives. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, cost, side effects, interactions and more. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine.