The first time I used the generic I had a rash reaction, although not as extreme as what you are having. That was in 2002. I've been on the brand Plaquenil since then with great results.
And then last month they accidentally sent me the generic and I've been taking it with no problems this time.
SO I'd say give it another try like the dr suggests -- if that doesn't work then try the brand name. Also note that there are a couple of brands of generic plaquenil, so possibly if you ask at another pharmacy they may have a different generic that might work better!
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