Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an anti-malarial medication used for a variety of inflammatory diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus as well as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome. Hydroxychloroquine is contraindicated for Marshall Protocol Plaquenil lingers in the system at least 50 days and cannot be taken while on the MP. Blaney reports he starts his patients on Benicar while they are waiting for Plaquenil to clear their system and has seen no adverse events. Plaquenil and cancer Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy pathogenesis Nov 12, 2009 Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up. You'll note I moved your post to this existing discussion, "Weaning off Effexor with CBD Oil," so that you can Connect with others who have had similar experiences. I'd suggest talking to your doctor about your wishes to wean off of this medication to get a tapering schedule and to get some input on utilizing CBD oil in this process. Stopping Immunosupressant Pills The decision to stop immunosuppressant pills is an important one and should always be discussed with one's physician. If there has been an improvement in one's hair density, stopping the immunosuppressant may or may not cause new hair loss. That depends, in part, on I have been on the plaquenil 200 mgm for about 4 months now. He prefers to wait a couple months before starting minocycline. How to wean off plaquenil Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Weaning off Effexor with CBD Oil Mayo Clinic Connect I need an eye exam for plaquenil retinal function I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. 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. Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK. Can I stop my immunosuppressant abruptly or do I need to wean.. Will you have Weaning failure with Plaquenil - eHealthMe. Please be very careful and cautious when weaning off prednisone. The one time I was on it, I weaned myself off way too quickly and my adrenal gland almost shut down. My mother was on and off of prednisone most of my life. It always took her a long time to finally wean off the drug. May 07, 2012 Plaquenil is used in the treatment of sarcoidosis but its main use is in the treatment of malaria. One of the side effects of taking the drug is that it affects eye sight, and eye tests, especially field of vision tests need to be done every six months. For the four years that I took the drug. 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.