It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Plaquenil and mctd Plaquenil and pregnancy category Howdy LadyDi, sorry you are having problems. Plaquenil is what is call an immune modifier. It is not a immune suppressant. Originally it was used to prevent Malaria. Then it was discovered to be effective for the treatment of Lupus. Plaquenil has the least amount of side affects in treating auto immune disorders. Oct 15, 2012 Re Plaquenil and lowered immune system Reply #3 on October 15, 2012, AM I think leukopenia can be a rare side effect of Plaquenil, but more often than not, it's our disease process that interferes with the production of RBC and/or WBC, as is the case with me. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a medication most known for its original purpose of treating or preventing malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Plaquenil reduce immune system Hydroxychloroquine, the drug that could stop COVID-19 - archyde, Plaquenil and lowered immune system - Sjogren's World Plaquenil arthritis medicineCan plaquenil worsen neuropathyLithium and plaquenilIs hydroxychloroquine teratogenicityNatural version of plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Any one have any experience or info regarding pre-existing precancerous conditions and the effects of Plaquenil on the immune system. I see so much info on the net where some says that Plaquenil has very mild effect on immune system except for eye issues --- Other info says it is an immunosuppressant. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Jun 13, 2019 Plaquenil lowers your immune system’s ability to cause inflammation. This can help control symptoms like rashes, skin and mouth sores and joint pain. Plaquenil and your eyes. A rare side effect of Plaquenil is damage to the eye's retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Using Plaquenil for a long period of time may harm the retina, causing serious vision loss.