I know I had never heard of it until my rheumatologist said that is what I have...along w/osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. My blood tests are negative for RF but my CRP test was above normal. Ai Yi Yi Plaquenil reduces inflammation in many Rheumatic disorders, the mode of action is pretty complicated though so I shan't bore you with all the details, but basically it prevents your dendritic cells (these are messengers for your immune system, if you will) from interacting with your T-Cells (a special type of white blood cell which through a convoluted and boring process, causes inflammation when an infection is found, and these basically malfunction with inflammatory disorders). So, he started me on 400 mg of Plaquenil a day and he just upped it to 600 mg a day. As I said previously, my Rheumatologist now says it is inflammatory osteoarthrits. Why am I taking Plaquenil, which does help tremedously BTW, if I don't have RA or Lupus. This "dendritic deactivation" (I made that phrase up) helps reduce your immune system being silly and inflaming your joints. What lupus symptoms does plaquenil treat Plaquenil somnolence Hydroxychloroquine and yellow sweat stains Comment Plaquenil is the devil! Worked well 1st 2 mts. After that I had issues with my vision, felt waves of nervousness, and extreme anxiety where I started to question my sanity. Hallucinated, broke out in rashes and crying spells. An “appropriate” procedure is one for which the expected health benefits greatly. exceed the expected health risks. Ideally, AUC are evidence-based, but in the absence of sufficient evidence, may be derived from a “consensus of expert opinion” and “accepted practice”. Ms. Adams, LCSW began the presentation by discussing the ways in which patients with lupus can best prepare and most effectively recover from joint replacement surgery. such as hip replacement or knee replacement. She pointed out the ways in which patients can prepare for, and make the most of, their visit with an orthopedic surgeon. My sister was dx'd with Inflammatory Arthritis and Plaquenil sent her into remission some years ago now. I also take meds for high bp, asthma and high cholesterol. Plaquenil and knee replacement Starting an osteoporosis drug? Here's what you need to know., AN UPDATE ON ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS Chloroquine solution storage I was wondring about risks related to knee joint replacement surgery in someone who has Lupus. I also hypothyroidism and sjorgens desease as well. I recently had to have an iron infusion due to being seriuosly enemic. I have been taking plaquinil for the last year and recenlty stared Cymbalata as well. Surgery risk for knee joint replacement w/ lupus" Lupus.. Lupus and Joint Replacement Surgery What You Should Know. Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral. Hi all. I have been on Orencia since July 2006 and Plaquenil before that. I have noticed for a while that immediately after my treatment of IV Orencia my eyesight became a bit blurred where I could not see fine print with or without my wasn't really troublesome to me, but I did happen to mention it to my Rheumatologist at my last month visit. Plaquenil and Knee joint replacement - a study from real-world data. Summary Knee joint replacement is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is commonly used for treating joint pain in Sjögren’s syndrome patients, based in part on its efficacy in treating the joint pain of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.