So far I have no more energy than when I first started and has developed neuropathy which I have just found out from Web MD that this neuropathy is one of the side effects of this med! Saying that by stopping this it would take another 6 months to build up the benefit. There are other meds that can help with what you are experiencing, and if your doctor didn't address that then I would seek out a second opinion... Please don't stop your plaquenil until you are sure it is the right thing to do and in your best interest. Hydroxychloroquine and eyes Plaquenil side effects dry eyes I only worry that you being off of plaquenil completely for 2 weeks is going to back fire and start your inflamation again which will take a while for the plaquenil to kick back in. If you start feeling sick with a lupus flare, make sure you call your dr. immediately and see if you can start a low dose of it again. This can be a normal side effect from the plaquenil and it usually lasts a couple of weeks until your body adjusts to it. Try to stick it out, continue taking the compazine but know that that med itself causes drowsiness. You may want to ask for Zofran which doesnt make you as you take it before bed. Over all I do feel it may have caused increased anxiety and depression and irritability.however lupus alone can trigger those symptoms I'm sure. Overall Plaquenil did take away the muscle and joint pain. It worked wonders for that. For that reason I am satisfied with plaquenil for what I took it for. Took about 5-6 months to see full effect. 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. Or maybe another doctor if you're not comfortable w/your current one. Can i take ginseng if i'm am on plaquenil Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -, Plaquenil Side Effects Go Away? DailyStrength Does hydroxychloroquine cause lymphomaPlaquenil and hypoglycemia Jul 24, 2019 Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with ginseng does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this product. If you need surgery or dental work, stop taking ginseng at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Ginseng Uses, Side Effects & Warnings -. PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -. Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?. Dr. Conovalciuc responded Yes. Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. Is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding? Hydroxychloroquine should only be used in pregnant women for malaria prophylaxis or treatment. Hydroxychloroquine may be secreted in breast milk and may cause side effects in the infant. If you contract it, you go to a doctor. Chloroquine is a generally well tolerated drug. As CQ has a host-based MOA, resistance is unlikely to develop. There are some serious adverse effects and contraindications though. Do not take CQ if you have G6DH deficiency, get that checked.