Derm Net NZ Medical Editor: Dr Delwyn Dyall-Smith, Dermatologist, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. However, following an identical dose of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, tissue levels of chloroquine are 2.5 times those of hydroxychloroquine. Derm Net NZ Editor in Chief: Adjunct Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand. Hydroxychloroquine is preferred due to its safer profile. Plaquenil patient information leaflet Plaquenil coupon Chloroquine toxicity symptoms Kelley, Hi. Some people DO get an allergic rash from hydroxychloroquine = the generic form. I've read that fewer get it from Plaquenil = the name brand, so some rheumies presecribe it even though it's more expensive. Rashes may occur in up to 10% of patients, most commonly morbilliform or psoriasiform. Note that adverse cutaneous reactions to hydroxychloroquine are reported to affect more than 30% of patients with dermatomyositis, compared to a lower risk of rash in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus. I also had a reaction to Plaquenil when I was first diagnosed with lupus. I had a rash and hives all over my body, it was itchy and painful! My doctor prescribed me Chloroquine, which is similar to plaquenil but it is made slightly differently and I haven’t had any issues! I have been on it for years and it has worked for me. Hydroxychloroquine is considered safer than chloroquine during pregnancy and lactation. If there is a of hydroxychloroquine, although studies have not usually confirmed this clinical impression. Plaquenil allergic rash HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE - ORAL Plaquenil side effects., Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ Hydroxychloroquine for lupus epocratesIs hydroxychloroquine sulfate an immunosuppressive drugHydroxychloroquine lupus pregnancyChloroquine work in the body gov What Is Plaquenil? Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil is available in generic form. What Are Side Effects of Plaquenil? Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Allergy to Plaquenil - Lupus - Inspire. Hydroxychloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings.. Was unsure whether it was connected to plaquenil or possibly sun as it was a sunny day when it came up. Saw GP who thought it was unconnected as I have a rash on my fingers which appeared before I took plaquenil but to me that feels different. The rash on my fingers start as hard lumps that hurt rather than itch. Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. I got this after about 5 weeks, mine was a blistery rash and it was only on my shoulders, upper chest and upper back. My doctor said it was photodermatitis and caused from a sensitivity to the sun caused by the plaquenil.