I have IBS which the diaherrea has "myteriously" stopped since I stopped drinking the milk bc of the plaquenil. it dosent nered to be milk try eating something instead. Now every night I wake up with SEVERE leg cramps from the lack of milk....today I got a cramp in my arm. That may help, or maybe take a separate calcium supplement to help you with getting your calcium intake? well good luckhi sandiedo u have side effects from sulfa? Hydroxychloroquine in pregnancy Chloroquine resistance tanzania Plaquenil and essential oils Apr 10, 2019 Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay and for at least 8 weeks after you leave the area. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. I too take plaqeunil, but my doc or rx never told me to take it with milk. I think that with some of the meds like this they need to be taked with FOOD or MILK to coat your stomach. it dosent nered to be milk try eating something instead. well good luck. hi sandie do u have side effects from sulfa? im so afraid to take this meds pls reply I have plenty of other questions but this one is most pressing for now....... Post Edited (mama4two) : 3/20/2007 PM (GMT-6) Hey mama4two.. I have started taking a multivitamin with extra calcium but it is not working like the 3 glasses of milk a day. I need an alternative to the calcium or I am going to have to keep drinking the milk and be gassy forever..... Or maybe take Lactaid pills when you drink milk, will help with the gas and bloating too.. Why take plaquenil with food Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures., Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More What type of vision problems does plaquenil causeDiflucan and plaquenilDoes plaquenil lower your immune system 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. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. Plaquenil and milk side effects -. Why would Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil cause my stomach. - HealthTap. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. You should always take your anti-malarial medications with food to prevent stomach upset. If a stomachache does occur, it is usually temporary. If a stomachache does occur, it is usually temporary. However, if you experience stomach upset while taking generic hydroxychloroquine, ask your doctor about trying name-brand Plaquenil instead. Definitely take it with food, and be aware that in the beginning it can cause weird, intense dreams.you might want to take it in the morning in order to offset that a bit. Once your body gets used to it, you should be okay taking it at night or whenever, as long as there is food in your tummy.