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Can anyone please tell me do you gain weight taking hydroxychloroquine at 200mg a day as i am a healthy eater thank you

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely cause: Weight gain is not a side effect of hydroxychloroquine. Actually, weight loss has been reported.

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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LCV: Rx Issues: The issue with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not your total weight, but your lean body mass (lbm). You may weigh 160 lbs, but your lbm might be on... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No: If you are also taking or had been taking steroids, the steroids will.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor: This medication is usually intended for the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or other similar disorders... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Should Not: Patients who are given hydroxychloroquine for lupus do not usually experience weight gain with this drug.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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yes: They do not help but you cab take them.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Not unless they cause GI issues which Prohibit one from eating.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Get exam ASAP: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can cause some loss in appetite, but 30 pounds in three months is extreme and needs a thorough investigation. You docto... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not a supplement: Hydroxychloroquine is essential to treating your lupus and is not a supplement. Do not discontinue it.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ischemia. : Monocular ischemia most likely causes shots a in one eye. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and pituitary adenoma causes symmetrical bilateral schotoma.

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