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A 45-year-old female asked:

is there another tablet for plaquinel i keep have side affects can you surgest another one i take 200 ?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Depends: Depends on the side effects. Rheumatologic care often needs to take an innovative approach. Alternatives to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) depend upon why it is being used.

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