Plaquenil is like the first drug everyone goes on once they get their diagnosis. It typically takes a few months for it to fully get into the system and work. Prenisone and cellcept both help lower the immune system, by doing this our immune systems can't attack us. The original use of plaquenil was an anti-malaria drug and cellcept is usually used for people who have had a transplant to prevent rejection. These are all very common medicines to treat lupus, Im on all of them myself among a few others.
"A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard
Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.