I did stop it for 2 weeks early in the treatment due to having to take a coupld other drugs that seemed to give me side effects. I just quit the plaquenil to give my liver a rest at that time. Plaquenil isn a antiparasitic drug with anti-inflammatory affect. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy screening for drug toxicity Drug reactions in plaquenil Plaquenil pregnancy category Please call if you need to stop • If you feel sick and want to stop • If you are concerned about any side effects • If you want to or have already stopped the medicine Other reasons to call your doctor Other important information Stopping hydroxychloroquine You can simply stop taking hydroxychloroquine. You do not need to wean off it. Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Lyrica, and have Fibromyalgia. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 48,911 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from Food and Drug Administration FDA, and is updated regularly. Saturday was a week since I stopped taking Plaquenil, aka Hydroxychloroquine, per my doctor's instructions, and I think I am going through some form of withdrawal. I took the drug as a treatment for sarcoidosis and one of the side effects is a reduction in white blood cells, which is what has happened to me. Over the years on this site we have had quite a few people post that they didn't think that the plaquenil was working so they would stop taking it. I have done a lot of research on this drug and haven't run into anybody who has complained of the withdrawal effect. Do you have to wean off hydroxychloroquine What Are The Side Effects Of Stopping Methotrexate?, Will you have Withdrawal syndrome with Plaquenil - eHealthMe Plaquenil breastfeedingHydroxychloroquine pediatric lupus Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 8-9 months and thought that it was not helping me because I still have a fair amount of joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain and so many other issues. Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength. Plaquenil Withdrawal – Life As An Anomaly. Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK. I stopped it during my pregnancies. There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. Do you have a primary care doctor? If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. You can stop both meds abruptly if that is what you want - there is no need to wean. You should talk to your doctor first though. It is likely you will experience some form of pain and weaning at least your nabumetone may help to deal with this. Welcome to Sclero Forums! It is delightful to have you join us. I think your experience with going off plaquenil is very helpful for the rest of us to know about. You can let go of being angry at yourself, if you want. You didn't know for sure, ahead of time, that your health would worsen when you went off of plaquenil, did you?