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plaquenil substitute

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing safer: Plaquenil is also known as hydroxychloroquine, so the parent drug Chloroquine can be substituted. But Chloroquine has significantly higher rate of ret ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
For what treatment?: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat multiple different conditions. What would be appropriate to substitute would dep ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria & rheumatoid arthritis & lupus.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: At least 100% of my lupus patients have tried it and 75% of the RA patients.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Side effects are muscle weakness, twitching, incoordination, blurred vision, bleeding, confusion, seizures, GI upset, hair loss.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
15 years experience Family Medicine
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has many side effects. Some common ones include dizziness, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, diarrhea, itching, and sen ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Auto-immune disease: Most commonly in the us they are prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
weeks to months: It take weeks to months to clear completely.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Long time: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) takes a long time to get out of the system - up to 18 months. Be certain you and your physician agree you should disco ... Read More
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