I can attest to being one of the most sensitive to drugs my docs have ever seen!!! When I first start a med, I have to split dose into 1/4's and add 1/4 more each week. Yes with plaquenil generic, I have itching, intense I could scratch through my skin!!!! But it does calm down. I also get weird rashes but I get those from the Lupus. I find the disease is being treated and the med is attacking the inflammation, so one of the first places inflammation shows up is the skin since it is the largest organ we have. I have found that taking Claritin which is histamine 1 blocker and pepcid h2 blocker helps, but do not take a pepcid within 2 hours of the plaquenil because the plaquenil requires acid to work. Hope this helps you.
sle 01 w/cns/autonomic 11/05, photosensitive 04/04, sjogren's 01, ra 01, fibro 8/05, sinus tachycardia 6/04, asthma 96, multiple allergies 6/04, idiopathic neuropathy/neuro pain 11/05. Epilepsy 3/06-gone, prob mini-stroke 5/06, Porphyria 5/06, Vitamin D deficiency 4/07, Iron deficiency in liver 8/07. Meds- baclofen 40 mg, prenatal tabs, potassium, calcitriol 50 mcg, qvar, xopenex, singulair, plaquenil 400 mg, tramadol 400 mg, darvocet 100 mg, percocet 5mg, amitriptyline 10mg, iron 140mg. <font color=...></font> Purple Text