The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Lc3b chloroquine Icd10 cm code for plaquenil use Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is considered an older DMARD disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Plaquenil was actually first classified as an antimalarial drug, but it is also used to treat certain rheumatic and autoimmune conditions which are unrelated to malaria. Generally, Plaquenil is a treatment option as monotherapy used alone for mild rheumatoid arthritis or as combination. As far as painkiller/anti-inflammatory effects go, it's generally used as an anti-inflammatory for people who have severe joint pain from lyme. Based on my own experience, I would say it is completely useless in this respect, it's done nothing to diminish my lyme arthritis pains whatsoever. Hydroxychloroquine is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. These drugs regulate the activity of the body’s immune system, which may be overactive in some conditions. Hydroxychloroquine can modify the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat • rheumatoid arthritis -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. Suppression: 400 mg (310 mg base) orally on the same day every week Comments: -Suppressive therapy should begin 2 weeks prior to exposure; however, failing this, an initial dose of 800 mg (620 mg base) may be taken in 2 divided doses (6 hours apart). Hydroxychloroquine for lyme arhtritis Therapy for Lyme arthritis Strategies for the treatment of., Plaquenil for treatment - Lyme Disease - MedHelp Plaquenil & hrtTaking plaquenil with imuranHydroxychloroquine tablets Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "I felt better than I have in 20 years! After 20 years on NSAIDS needed for Lyme arthritis, my kidneys were affected, and when I stopped NSAIDS cold turkey, it was amazing how much pain my body was in. Now a year into Plaquenil I feel like a new person. Get eyes checked every 6 months. Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Lyme Disease, Arthritis.. Hydroxychloroquine information booklet - Versus Arthritis. Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Arthritis. Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate, frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications, pregnancy & lactation schedules, and cost information. Footnotes. See Lyme arthritis second-line treatment, page 952. Supported by the US National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grants R01-AI-101175 and R01-AI-144365, the Mathers Foundation, the Eshe Fund, and Massachusetts General Hospital Lyme Disease and Arthritis Fund. Jul 15, 2006 rheumatoid arthritis and was immediately placed on Plaquenil. I agree that it is a relatively benign drug, insofar as immediate side effects are concerned. Stomach problems, if they exist, can be easily combated with Rinitidine. However, the one side effect that can and does happen, quite often, is retinal damage.