When I do sleep, upon waking it feels like I never slept. Is this a common side effect and will it subside with time? Can you get high on hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and prednisone during pregnancy Eye report for hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine treatment us price Jan 18, 2009 Plaquenil doesn't usually cause insomnia. It is most likely something else, such as prednisone if you're taking it or anxiety. Insomnia is a common complaint for people with Lupus, some as a result of the steroids and some from general stress of the disease. Lupus is a difficult diagnosis to handle and can really make it difficult to fall asleep. Yes, there are some GI issues in the first few weeks and you need to be patient. I had life threatening issues that sent me to the ER - twice - and each time, Plaquenil brought me back from the brink and set me on an even keel. Please be patient and try to tough out the GI issues and give it 2-3 months. What should I avoid while taking Plaquenil? Avoid taking an antacid or Kaopectate kaolin-pectin within 4 hours before or after you take hydroxychloroquine. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil side effects Hello I have just been reading that plaquenil can cause insomnia and nightmares which I suffer with. Ive helped x Never taken mine at night so can't comment on that. I read the insert that came with the prescription and it didn't mention insomnia. Can i take plaquenil at night Will you have Night sweats with Plaquenil - eHealthMe, Plaquenil Drug and Medication User Reviews on RxList Can plaquenil cause hypoglycemia Dec 15, 2010 now been given plaquenil 400mg daily, has anyone else been on this mixture and has it worked or how long should i wait to see if it works. i'm not expecting it to work over night but soon hopefully i am still in so much pain everyday and hoping for some relieve soon. Methotrexate and plaquenil -. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sleep Arthritis Foundation. Re don't want to take plaquenil anymore I am under the care of an internist, he gave me a prescription for plaquenil, and he told me 3 times already that he wanted me going to a rhematologist and for some reason I don't get the referral or a call with an appt. Stars. 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 lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Oct 11, 2010 Caution, plaquenil is to only be taken orally! I take mine with a quarter glass of milk in the morning and at night.