We were much later told that the Plaquenil had "lowered his tolerance to infection, as it is also an immuno-suppressant." In essence, the medicine allowed the viral infection to cross the barrier between his brain and blood/lungs. His/our question is as to whether he can or should EVER go back on the medication and risk exposure to further illnesses if it is true that Plaquenil or the generic for is, in fact, an immuno-suppressant and presents a serious health risk for him? Taking hydroxychloroquine for ra What is a potential adverse effect of hydroxychloroquine plaquenil Plaquenil and tattoos Plaquenil es tóxico Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus SLE and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Generally, Plaquenil is a treatment option as monotherapy used alone for mild rheumatoid arthritis or as combination therapy with other DMARDs for moderate to severe disease. A Bit of History The origin of antimalarials dates back to the 1630s in Peru. The bark from the "fever tree' was found to contain the antimalarial compound, quinine. Side effects of clindamycin that make it hard to tolerate include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and allergic-type reactions. Quinine Sulfate can cause ringing in the ears but can also cause muffled hearing and other severe neurologic conditions. Generally, as a Quinine-like medication, Plaquenil does not seem to cause these problems. Option 1. We've been told that his 'count' (900 cells per 1,000) was the highest infection level in the spinal fluid that the doctors had ever seen. All the patients they'd encountered w/lower levels had died. (He was never told of that risk when he was put on the medication.) Added : What I failed to mention (above) is that he almost died in April when this happened. Plaquenil kills Sjogren's Syndrome Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Chloroquine ph 250 mg tabletPlaquenil and nerve damage I was prescribed Plaquenil for the anti-malarial properties, along with the IV Clyndamycin I am on to kill the Babesia. I have found that it does help with my inflammation, but it helped me within a month of taking it. I can understand your concern regarding eye problems. Anyone use plaquenil -. Kills Babesia A Brief Guide - Treat Lyme. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. What Conditions does Plaquenil Treat? malaria prevention; systemic lupus erythematosus; an autoimmune disease; malaria caused by the protozoa Plasmodium malariae; preventive treatment of ovale malaria Plaquenil Overdose Since a Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine overdose can be lethal, it is important to seek medical attention immediately if you think you may have taken too much of the medication. Vision changes, seizures, or cardiac arrest may also occur as a result of taking too much Plaquenil. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.