To get around that, it is best to leave 4 hours between taking either of them. The doctor's indication on my Plaquenil packet does say not to take antacids for 2 hours within taking Plaquenil but I didn't realise that calcium tablets have a similar effect. Plaquenil toxicity visual field Adverse effects of chloroquine Lichen planus hydroxychloroquine Itching from plaquenil Plaquenil can damage the retina of the eye. This can lead to blindness. This problem is most common when high doses are taken for a long time. If you will be taking Plaquenil for a while, it is recommended to have a thorough eye exam before starting it and every three months while taking it. Hi, for anyone that's been on plaquenil long term i've been on more than 2 1/2 years, have you had any moderate to bad flares or flares that dont' seem to go away while taking this med? Or has anyone found that plaquenil stopped working after some time? I've been in some sort of flare for 6 weeks Yes you may take Magnesium while taking Plaquenil. I had to take it a while from my Gp. I was taking the Oxide I think but I am not quite sure how many Mg. Will check it tomorrow and post it on here. ), this is part of the reason I will not touch steroids Brilliant, thank you for letting me know. I find the whole ' Calcium' thing confusing, I have too much calcium in my body which can in turn affect Raynauds but my bones, nails, teeth r so weak, it's hilarious, they break at the slightest thing (& no, I'm not just talking about my nails either! Can i take antacids while taking plaquenil Plaquenil and Pepcid -, Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Flares While Taking Plaquenil Chloroquine cytotoxic falicparumPlaquenil and prednisonePlaquenil blue skin Can I take zantac while taking methotrexate and plaquenil? Asked by margmac Updated 13 January 2015 Topics plaquenil, zantac, rheumatoid arthritis, methotrexate, antacid, stomach, contraindication Can I take zantac while taking methotrexate and plaquenil?. Can you take magnesium while taking plaquenil.. Having issues with Plaquenil -. If you are also taking a certain drug for diarrhea kaolin or taking antacids such as magnesium/aluminum hydroxide, take hydroxychloroquine at least 4 hours before or after these products. Is it ok to take Hydrocodone with an antacid TUMS? I took a doctor prescribed painkiller about 45 minutes ago, and I just started having some bad heartburn a little earlier. Are there any bad side effects from taking Hydrocodone painkiller with an antacid TUMS? To get around that, it is best to leave 4 hours between taking either of them. The doctor's indication on my Plaquenil packet does say not to take antacids for 2 hours within taking Plaquenil but I didn't realise that calcium tablets have a similar effect.