PLAQUENIL has now been sold to another company, pharmacies can no longer supply this drug.
Plaquenil was made by a company called SANOFI who have sold the drug to a company called Zentiva, the drug is still being produced but is no longer called plaquenil.
My chemist has managed to get the drug for me from the new company ' ZENTIVA '.
If you are lucky enough to persuade your chemist to do the same you must make sure the medication prescribed has ZENTIVA on the side of any packaging this ensure's the medication being prescribed is 'exactly' the same as plaquenil.
No longer is plaquenil written on my prescription it is now hydroxycloriquinine but with a bit of detective work from myself and the help of a well known chemist who have contacted the company Zentiva my medication has been reinstated.
Please remember the new med prescribed must have zentiva on the side of the box, if it arrives without this name on the box you are being prescribed a generic with filler's of which i was like many other's unable to tolerate.