Drug induced colitis from plaquenil?

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   Posted 7/24/2011 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
My gastrointestinal Dr said the colon biopsy came back showing a drug induced colitis caused by my plaquenil and my rheumatologist agrees. She wants me to go off the plaquenil for a few weeks and see if that helps me to not get sick after I eat. I've been on it for almost three years and have been doing good, not tired, no rash, hardly any aches or pains. I'm afraid of what it'll do to me if I stop, especially if it doesn't make my stomach issues subside.

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   Posted 7/24/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Really???? Did you take the name brand or generic? How long were you on plaquenil?? Are you on other meds that could be causing it like NSAIDS??? I had problems with generic plaquenil giving me some diarrhea so I got the name brand. To hear this scares me b/c I just had to have surgery for colitis back in Nov. and my rheumy didn't think this drug would be a problem for me. I couldn't take it when I had the colitis because it made it a lot worse! Now after my surgery and taking name brand plaq, I seem ok. Good luck to you! I'd like to hear how you are doing when you go off the plaq. if you don't mind. Good luck to you.
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