A 31-year-old female asked:
is plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) a safe option to help keep sle flares in remission, with few side effects? will it help with pain, malise as well?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes to all the above. Sometimes more medications are needed but Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has a great benefit to side-effect ratio. Be sure to ask your rheumatologist if one of the newer drugs might be appropriate for you.
Last updated Feb 8, 2017
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