Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/lupus/2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)3. Email us anytime at [email protected] I was dx in August with Lupus and my Rheumy said she was afraid to start me on Plaquenil since I had a bad reaction to a Sulfa antibiotic I took and the same reaction when a Dr gave me Lasix. I think I'm going to tell my Rheumy that I at least want to try Plaquenil and take the risk (I only got a really red rash that looked like measles when I had the reaction).thanks, Robin I have a sulfa allergy, and have taken Plaquenil for 4 years without any adverse effects. Hydroxychloroquine contraindicated in pregnancy Chloroquine lupus erythematosus Using chloroquine to treat glioblastoma How common is hair loss with plaquenil I can say, however, that I have not had any cross allergic reaction to other drugs sometimes associated with sulfa allergies. Whether you try Plaquenil or not is ultimately up to you and your doctor, but a lot will depend on the type and severity of reactions that you've had. Rashes are certainly a lot less severe than respiratory reactions. Plaquenil can damage the retina of the eye. This can lead to blindness. This problem is most common when high doses are taken for a long time. If you will be taking Plaquenil for a while, it is recommended to have a thorough eye exam before starting it and every three months while taking it. Plaquenil tries to quiet or slow down the immune system. How do you take Plaquenil? You take Plaquenil as a pill 1 or 2 times a day. Take the pills with food or milk. Your body weight will tell your doctor what dose is safe for you. What to do if you forget to take your Plaquenil. If you miss a dose of Plaquenil, do not make it up or double. Whether you try Plaquenil or not is ultimately up to you and your doctor, but a lot will depend on the type and severity of reactions that you've had. I read that the sulfa in Plaquenil is different from those in antibiotics and most people with Lupus have an allergy to Sulfa but can take Plaquenil without any problems. I can say, however, that I have not had any cross allergic reaction to other drugs sometimes associated with sulfa allergies. Can you take plaquenil if you are allergic to sulfate Is hydroxychloroquine Sulfate a member of the sulfa drug family?, Plaquenil Warnings and Precautions Will plaquenil affect drug testCan i just stop taking hydroxychloroquineDrug interactions between hydroxychloroquine You should not use hydroxychloroquine if you are allergic to it. Hydroxychloroquine should not be used for long-term treatment in children. To make sure hydroxychloroquine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have a history of vision changes or damage to your retina caused by an anti-malaria medication; Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate, Quineprox hydroxychloroquine.. Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's Hospital. Hydroxychloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings.. Sep 02, 2009 I have been allergic to sulfa meds for over 30 years. I have been taking plaquenil for about 8 years with no problems. However, I was givin the generic Plaquenil at first, and I did have a reaction to that - until now I didn't reliese was the same as my sulfa reaction. We study 48,911 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from Food and Drug Administration FDA. Among them, 3 have Alcohol interaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Alcohol interaction and more. You are not alone. eHealthMe can help you improve drug uses, prevent side effects, and save money when you take medications. Feb 17, 2009 I just wanted to let you know that I am highly allergic to sulfa drugs and have been on plaquenil for almost 8 years with no problems at all. I did accidentally take a sulfa drug about 5 years ago and still had the horrible reaction so know I'm still allergic even while being on plaquenil.