I don't get many side effects generally, but with prednisone I DO. It does help, but this can't be a long term affair. Plaquenil is a great drug (I have no experience with it, but many people with lupus take it). I'd ask your rheumy about it and have them explain why they made that choice for you. Prednisone is an intermediate acting corticosteroid-which means it has direct anti-inflamitory properties that take effect begining in a few hours. Is plaquenil another option instead of the prednisone? It is ment to get this undercontrol now and diminish your pain. Is hyd chloroquine static or cidal Difference between chloroquine and primaquine Chloroquine glioblastoma Plaquenil malaria dosage Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and prednisone are used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil is also used to treat or prevent malaria, and to treat symptoms of discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Prednisone is also used to treat or manage many conditions. Summary Drug interactions are reported among people who take Prednisone and Hydroxychloroquine sulfate together. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,854 people who take Prednisone and Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from Food and Drug Administration FDA, and is updated regularly. May 11, 2016 Hi @charlena that is good your husband has been able to get off of prednisone as I see in your past posts that he has struggled to make that transition. @kimdett has mentioned taking both prednisone and hydroxycholorquine Plaquenil in the past and @boomerexpert has mentioned taken hydroxycholorquine and they may be able to share their experience. It has not direct anti-inflamitory properties and instead works on the immune system-though the mechanism is not known. Plaq is a longer time medication it may take two months before their is a noticable difference. Hydroxychloroquine and prednisone Plaquenil? I have been on prednisone for 15 months. - PMRGCAuk, Prednisone and Hydroxychloroquine sulfate drug interactions - eHealthMe Plaquenil low stool sigaChloroquine ich treatmentChloroquine uk Background/Purpose Antiphospholipid antibodies in SLE may be changed by treatment, but past studies have been conflicting. We examined the impact of starting or stopping two treatments hydroxychlorquine and prednisone on levels of antiphospholipid antibodies. Methods 943 SLE patients, who had at least 10 quarterly visits for testing for each anticardiolipin isotype IgG, IgM and IgA Hydroxychloroquine and Prednisone Have Different Effects on.. Shifting from Prednisone to Hydroxychloroquine Mayo Clinic.. Plaquenil vs Prednisone Comparison -. Sjogren's Syndrome Hydroxychloroquine - Painful Muscles Of Legs. I have been on 400mg of Plaquenil for 7 months now, but for the last 2 months I have been experiencing muscle problems in my legs, it is so painful that I am yelling out with pain. I stopped taking the Plaquenil and the muscle problems stopped. Feb 19, 2020 Dosage for Plaquenil. The adult dose of Plaquenil to suppress malaria is 400 mg on the same day each week. The pediatric weekly suppressive dosage is 5 mg/kg of body weight. The adult dose of Plaquenil to treat an acute attack of malaria is an initial dose of 800 mg followed by 400 mg in six to eight hours and 400 mg for two more days. I have been on Plaquenil in addition to Prednisone for about nine months. He added Plaquenil because he suspected I might have LORA late onset rheumatoid arthritis which was masking as PMR. He also said Plaquenil is known to assist in a more rapid tapering of Prednisone.