I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going. Plaquenil retinopathy to reverse Plaquenil and eyesight Is there another drug like plaquenil How do you wean yourself off of hydroxychloroquine? Asked by PawPaw1234 Updated 29 October 2012 Topics hydroxychloroquine, nabumetone, period. I'm currently wanting to stop taking this product aong with the nabumetone, I am wanting to discontinue use of both meds, should I stop abrutly or wean myself off over a period of time? Proper Use. Drug information provided by IBM Micromedex Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Hi everybody! I recently went to the doc and he recommended that I try cutting my Plaquenil in half from 400mg to 200mg/day. I have been on it since March, 2002. It's been about a week and I have noticed a few slight changes, mainly a little stiffness in my fingers and feeling a little fatigued. I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling. Weaning off of plaquenil Weaning off Enbrel and starting Plaquenil - Psoriasis - Inspire, Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic Plaquenil and dementiaHydroxychloroquine sulfate monitoringMefloquine lariam and chloroquineDangers of plaquenil in half You really should talk to your doctor about your tapering schedule and any side effects you’re experiencing. They may want you to slow down. Plaquenil can take up 1-2 months to start working and up to six months for full effect. Steroid treatment for RA and advice for tapering. Healthboards - Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus tapering Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. Nov 14, 2006 Lupians, from the lupus forum, warned me of plaquenil withdrawl, which I guess leads to rebound arthritis, a particularly severe form that occurs when coming down off one of the DMARDs, or even off of prednisone for that matter. Been on Plaquenil only for ten years for sarcoidosis. Once in awhile I also had to have a burst of prednisone. I have been weaning off since my sarcoidosis has been stable for eight years. I went from 400 mg. Daily to 200 daily to 200 every other day over the course of six months. I stopped it about 10 days ago and I feel like I’m 90 years old. Plaquenil Arthritis Information. Share. Have any of you gone off this drug and had side affects from going off like hurting ribs, hips, feet, fingers, It is terribe so I went back on it today. They also are decreasing my predisone 5 mg every 2 weeks.