Plaquenil is no big deal.
Get your eyes checked before you start & then once a year while you are taking it.
Take with food to minimize stomach upset (which generally only occurs for the first couple of weeks anyway.)
Usually you won't notice a difference for 2-3 months, and even then it comes on so gradually that you won't know for sure it's the plaquenil doing it unless you forget to take it for a couple of days.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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