Plaquenil after meals

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   Posted 12/12/2016 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I know it's recommended to take plaquenil after meals because of the stamic iritation it can cause.
I am no affected by such iritation and so i dont take plaquenil after meals everyday.
What i wanted to ask is - does it make plaquenil less effective if it is not taken after the meals? does it matter somehow except for the stamic aches? thank you.

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   Posted 12/12/2016 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
No, it is not less effective when taken without food.
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   Posted 1/14/2017 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I take plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis (I was actually diagnosed with sjogrens first, it's complicated!) and I've found I can take it with my morning coffee if there is half and half in the coffee. In fact on my prescription it says take with food or a glass of milk. I think having even just a bit of fat in your stomach (so not skim milk) is enough to avoid any problems.

Taking it with food definitely does not make it less effective.
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