Julia roberts May I suggest you move your research to Google Advanced. that is just what you did there are several drugs now that you can take instead of the plaquenil. You go to Google search engine and then type in Google Advanced. these type of drugs they have now work in a different way then the methotrexate and plaquenil. Generic name of chloroquine Hydroxychloroquine and dry mouth Chloroquine pronounce My rheumy has just prescribed Plaquenil for my SS. Reading the warnings, I see that there is concern about effects on the eyes retinas. I am very concerned about this and am wondering if anyone out there has been put on an alternative drug to treat their SS. I have several issues with my. Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions. Kelly O'Neill formerly Kelly Young has worked over 10 years as an advocate helping patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the author of the best-selling book Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. please don't think that you did not help,because you did. You are in a battle and information are your weapons. whoever takes the time to stop and answer my question to the best of their ability is a help. Alternatives to plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?, RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for. Hydroxychloroquine and lansoprazoleWhat manufacturer does walmart pharmacy use for hydroxychloroquineWhat is plaquenil good forChloroquine resistant malaria in india What are the alternatives to plaquenil for psoriatic arthritis? I have been on 2 x 200 mg for almost ten years, and the eye doctor has concerns that is has started to damage my eyes. I also take an injection of methotrexate once weekly.9 ml I think. Alternative treatment options of Psoriatic. - Arthritis Information. A Methotrexate Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid.. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine has been shown to improve physical function in up to 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is commonly used for lupus in children because of less side effects compared to other medications. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine helps minimize joint damage. What Conditions Does This Treat? Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions. Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis.