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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
A few: It can cause eye problems so you need to see an ophthalmologist and peridoic screenings. Other than that we see a few people who have increased ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hydroxychloroquine: There are a number of possible side effects with Hydroxychloroquine. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydroxychloroquine-side-effects.html

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Identical: Identical. The former is a trade name for the latter.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plaquenil: With onset of COVID 19, one of the more notable risks has been cardiac arrhythmia. More common side effects can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Most do fine: Most patients do very well on hydroxychloroquine. Common side effects include allergy to the medication, GI disturbances such as nausea or diarrhea, ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: Hyydroxychloroquine SE's may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, headaches, dizziness, rash, retinopathy and irre ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not at all: You need eye and other monitoring but it is relatively safe and well tolerated.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Side effects:: Studies at the cleveland clinic and albany medical college clearly demonstrate that ocular toxicity with ho-q is based solely on getting more the reco ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Side effects: Usual side effects are stomach upset and rahshes. Occ headaches. Take the med at lower dose with food and if you can't tolerate tne maximum dose it ma ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Usually none!: Studies at the cleveland clinic and albany medical college clearly demonstrate that ocular toxicity with ho-q is based solely on getting more the reco ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
No: It would be much more common for lupus or RA to affect the period than this medicine.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not typically: These drugs are commonly used for connective tissue disease. They have no recognized adverse interactions. Hope your condition improves soon!
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