I have had horrible trouble every time I taper prednisone and have had to go down 1mg per week or two. BTW I saw the post on hair loss and I also have significant bald patches on temples and thickening itchy scalp by them. Hugs to all the lupies tonight, Jessi Yes, if the plaquenil controls your Lupus flares, it is best to not use the prednisone. But this time I have been able to go from 15 to 12.5 for 2-3 days then down to 10mg in another 2-3 days!!!! I hope you can get off of it completely, or at least take a small maintenance dose. Drug interactions hydroxychloroquine Fatcs on chloroquine Can i take antibiotics with plaquenil and prednisone Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Does Plaquenil Interact with other Medications? Severe Interactions. These medications are not usually taken together. Consult your healthcare professional e.g. doctor or pharmacist for more in. Using plaquenil hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day and prednisone 5 mg daily. For rheumatoid im stiff and ac more Using plaquenil hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day and prednisone 5 mg daily. For rheumatoid im stiff and achy again. It's a good sign that your inflammation is going down. Also, I have had a rash on my chest for years and it is suddenly a lot better--alot. Take it very slow, tapering off, and if you have a reaction, severe fatigue, etc, talk to your doc, about tapering down even slower. Prednisone and plaquenil Prednisone and Plaquenil drug interaction Lupus nephritis., Plaquenil Oral Interactions with Other Medication Cost of generic plaquenilMethotrexate plaquenil prednisonePlaquenil hyperpigmentation histologyHydroxychloroquine blood testPlaquenil side effects loss of balance The prednisone is a steriod and the plaquenil is a anti malaria drug. The thing with plaquenil for me is that I don't notice much of anything taking it but when I go off then I flare up and then really notice it. I have been taking the plaquinil for about 8 years morning and night and the prednisone off and on. Prednisone and Plaquenil DailyStrength. I'm using plaquenil hydroxychloroquine 200mg and.. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.. Compare Plaquenil vs. Prednisone, which is better for uses like Lupus, RA and Sjogren's Syndrome. Compare head-to-head ratings, side effects, warnings, dosages, interactions and patient reviews. Patients rated Plaquenil 3.7/5 over Prednisone 3.2/5 in overall satisfaction. Hey every one! I am so sorry I haven't been around lately. I have a lot going on. Not too much good been feeling like crap- I have a question about my meds for you guys. 1 How long does it take for Plaquenil take to work and. 2 Has any one ever noticed that when there prednisone wears. Plaquenil - Better Than Prednisone? The conclusion is that I have an autoimmune disease that has affected my kidneys. Throughout the 12 1/2 years, I have been prescribed 10mg of predinsone a day during my `worst' time to 1 mg every other day when I was in `serious' remission.