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hydroxychloroquine

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antimalarial: Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat dis ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Hydroxychloroquone: Malaria treatment/prophylaxis, lupus , rheumatoid arthritis. Get eye exam (retina) at least yearly if using for prolonged period if time (> 2-3 months ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Medication: That is used as antimalaria and has also use in inflammatory arthritis with adverse effects listed
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Please...: Read the following:http://www.rxlist.com/plaquenil-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Each tablet is 400mg. Taken as 2 tablets per week for malaria prevention, 1 tablet once daily for rheumatoid arthritis, and 1 tablet twice daily for l ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Toxicity can show hearing & hair loss, convulsions, liver damage.
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A 54-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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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Low risk: Potential Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects include GI intolerance, itching, rash, muscle weakness and eye inflammation (retinopathy). All o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Several things: Hydroxychloroquin is an antimalarial drug that has been found useful in treating Rheumato9id Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosis, Discoid Lupus, and in add ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Elisha
6 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: At present time this is unknown. There are multiple studies pending seeking to address this question.

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