Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Is hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine trade name in egypt Aralen malaria prophylaxis I can't take sulfa drugs so I haven't researched Azulfidene as much as the others, but it seems to be somewhat less commonly used in this community than Plaquenil and Methotrexate. I was started on Plaquenil two months ago and have had zero side effects beyond the very first dose. Feb 17, 2009 Plaquenil isn't a 'sulfa' drug which means a certain sort of antibiotic, the sulfonamides. Plenty of people who are allergic to those sulfa drugs take Plaquenil without any problem. This sounds all very odd to me! Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication for autoimmune conditions and malaria that comes with less side effects than other DMARDs. Azulfidine Sulfasalazine is used to treat moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions. It's also used with other medicines to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil sulfa Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses, Plaquenil when allergic to sulfa? Lupus Forums at The Lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and kidney function Hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil is not a sulfa drug. That is a misconception. However, hydroxychloroquine can be associated with serious dermatological side effects including severe rashes. Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support.. Compare Plaquenil vs Sulfasalazine -. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 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. Sulfate and sulfa are two different things. what you are allergic to is sulfonamides like bactrim, right? These are not sulfates. Sulfate used after a drug name is just the last name of the chemical, its the sulfate salt. Sep 02, 2009 I have been allergic to sulfa meds for over 30 years. I have been taking plaquenil for about 8 years with no problems. However, I was givin the generic Plaquenil at first, and I did have a reaction to that - until now I didn't reliese was the same as my sulfa reaction.