The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Plaquenil and foul smelling urine Chloroquine and zambia Plaquenil - Effects on Blood Tests especially platelet count This is my first post on the board. I was dx with Lupus in May, after being "treated" for idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura for three and a half years. Why were you seeing a Rheumatologist? I don't think that Plaquenil will induce or cause Lupus, but if you do in fact have it, stopping the drug could possibly contribute to new symptoms that the drug was keeping in check. I've been on Plaquenil for 12 years and I do usually have headaches, but I also have neck problems that cause headaches. Plaquenil is sometimes given only once per week. Choose the same day each week to take this medicine if you are on a weekly dosing schedule. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil for itp Low platelet count thrombocytopenia Causes, treatment., ITP and now Lupus - possibly drug. - for People with ITP Tests to get before starting hydroxychloroquineHydroxychloroquine manufacturer not workPlaquenil and methotrexate taken togetherChloroquine effect on gametocytes Immune thrombocytopenic purpura ITP is thought to be an autoimmune disorder mediated by autoantibodies with no known etiology, and the incidence is approximately 2.5 per 100,000 persons per year. The goal of treatment is to keep the platelet count above 3×10 4 /mm 3 to prevent major internal organ bleeding. Refractory immune thrombocytopenia successfully treated with high-dose.. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Your Experience with Plaquenil for ITP? - HealthBoards. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety information, and dosage information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication. Find information about common, infrequent and rare side effects of Plaquenil Oral. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when using Plaquenil Take it on a regular schedule, meaning at the same time each day. Take Plaquenil EXACTLY as prescribed by your physician. Do not stop taking the medication without first speaking to your doctor. Taking Hydroxychloroquine with food and/or milk can help prevent stomach upset.