I saw a GP about it (not my usual one) and they strongly suspect it is being caused by MTX but I have just spoken to the Rheumy nurse who thinks Hydroxy is the more likely suspect or it may be an autoimmune response so now I have to withhold all rheumy meds. It seems to improve when I am on steroids but only at higher doses. Thanks, Tamara I am on all sorts of meds including MTX and Hydroxy. Plaquenil arthritis medicine Patient teaching on hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil birth control effects Fies the itching frim plaquenil stop Side effects include irritability, headache, weakness, hair lightening or loss, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, rash and itching. Rarely, hydroxychloroquine can affect the bone marrow leading to reduced white blood cells leukopenia or platelets thrombocytopenia and abnormal red blood cells. Plaquenil is most often well-tolerated but, like with any drug, side effects are possible. Most people about 90% who take antimalarial medications experience no side effects. If common side effects do occur, they are usually minor and last only for a short period of time. Plaquenil “. gas, fatigue, diarrhea, some hallucinations, which have subsided as of now, hyper pigmentation, purpura and petechiai med size and small size red pepper dots on skin, have had a rash on abdomen for 3. ” I can't face the GP again, as I am sure I am one of the "heart-sink" patients! I have recently developed an itchy rash which only affects my cheeks and eyebrows and haven't a clue what's causing it, so I hope you get some helpful replies that might help me too! What does a plaquenil rash look like Lupus Hair Loss Pictures, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention., Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Plaquenil for fibromyalgia How does Plaquenil work? Surprisingly, the reason for its success in lupus still remains somewhat mysterious. It has a wide variety of known effects – aspirin-like anti-inflammatory, mild immunosuppressive and mild cholesterol lowering amongst others. Perhaps an important property is that of sun-protection. Plaqunil rash -. Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Rash Reports - DrugInformer. Rheumatoid arthritis rash Causes, symptoms, and images. Rash from Methotrexate or Hydroxychloroquine. Hi just wondering if you still have rash on eyebrows. I've been on plaquenil and have developed itchy red eyebrows. Did you ever find out what caused your itchy eyebrow was it due to plaquen. You may also like. Rash with hydroxychloroquine? weeks I broke out with rash on belly. Stopped. No change in the rash - it actually spread. Then MD then put me on a tapering does of predisone starting at 40mg a day and the rheum stopped the plaquinel. That worked. Rash stopped and cleared. The rash was like the one I got when I first started becoming allergic to penicillin after years of taking it. I broke out with a rash after being on it for a week. I was also on a mild muscle relaxer for about 3 weeks prior to plaquenil. I got off both then started back on plaquenil. No rash so I assumed it was the other med even though I was on it longer and before the plaquenil. Did not resume the other meds.