I have IBS which the diaherrea has "myteriously" stopped since I stopped drinking the milk bc of the plaquenil. it dosent nered to be milk try eating something instead. Now every night I wake up with SEVERE leg cramps from the lack of milk....today I got a cramp in my arm. That may help, or maybe take a separate calcium supplement to help you with getting your calcium intake? well good luckhi sandiedo u have side effects from sulfa? Chloroquine natural resources Color dx konan in plaquenil toxicity Plaquenil swelling Plaquenil pros and cons Plaquenil is not deposited into fat,” he explains. “That is why it is recommended that we go by ideal body weight, or IBW—taking into account lean body mass more so than any extra fat mass in people who are overweight.” The American Association of Ophthalmology recommends using the "Devine formula" to determine ideal body weight. For lupus erythematosus, one or two tablets are usually taken once or twice daily. For rheumatoid arthritis, one to three tablets are usually taken once a day. Hydroxychloroquine can be taken with a glass of milk or a meal to decrease nausea. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. I have plenty of other questions but this one is most pressing for now....... Post Edited (mama4two) : 3/20/2007 PM (GMT-6) Hey mama4two.. I have started taking a multivitamin with extra calcium but it is not working like the 3 glasses of milk a day. I need an alternative to the calcium or I am going to have to keep drinking the milk and be gassy forever..... Or maybe take Lactaid pills when you drink milk, will help with the gas and bloating too.. Why take plaquenil with food Plaquenil and milk side effects -, Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Plaquenil effects on fetusPlaquenil side effects long termHydroxychloroquine pptPlaquenil is taken with or without foodChloroquine selleck Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures.. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. I have just been reading that plaquenil can cause insomnia and nightmares which I suffer with. I take my plaquenil with my evening meal. When is the best time to take it? Would it be best in the morning? I also take in the morning thyroxine, omeprazole and co-codamol, would it interfere with any of those if I took it in the morning instead of. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites.