can be used as an alternative to steroids
in SLE. By using this you can avoid the side effects caused by steroids.
Even Plaquenil is not devoid of side effects.. Get your eyes checked up at regular intervals as the disease process itself can affect the eyes and also for side effects of Plaquenil ( in the form of optic nueropathy ).
Remissions and exacerbations are very common in SLE.
Don't lose your heart. Keep up your general health by taking nutritious diet.
Hope I helped.
Will be available for further queries.Take care.