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. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Eye test for plaquenil toxicity Glutathione plaquenil interaction Can taking plaquenil cause weight loss Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Hi Mysteria. I spent about 7 years on Plaquenil and 5 years on MTX and just recently went off both as I see just how well another drug works. Plaquenil caused worse hair loss with me than the MTX.about half my hair fell out but I'll take bald over pain any day. But I had to stop as I developed eye problems. 4 replies Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so the medication can be stopped if toxicity occurs. For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too. Plaquenil eye pain Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage., Arthritis Board Index plaquenil eye pain Plaquenil increase liver enzymesCan aspirin interact badly with plaquenilAralen prevencion malariaPlaquenil kidney transplant In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias joint pain, dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil. Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Anybody else on Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine and has had weird eye pain or dizziness neurological issues? What about side effects from being in the sun for a while? I've been on Plaquenil since last August and spent about 6 hours in the sun on Monday and I was super sick vomiting yesterday and today I'm still dizzy and my eyes are aching. I am lucky as a rheumatologist in practice for more than 30 years to have only had one malpractice lawsuit. But it was for alleged Plaquenil related eye toxicity, and believe me, attornies will grab any guideline they can as "Standard-of-Care" if it suits their case. All to say, we treat patients, not guidelines, but we all need to aware of these. I went to my rheumy appt and after 1hr 45 min later all had agreed it was the plaquenil. The strange thing is it had only affected the r eye. And yes i did have a baseline eye exam in oct before i started and then this one after experiencing the pain and pressure.