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A 40-year-old female asked:

why would only left side of body swell. on prednisone and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for sle. plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is making me sick. what can i do?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Recurrent?: Does the swelling occur at the same side repeatedly or is this just a single episode? Fyi, there are many other treatment options for sle than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). See a rheumatologist.
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Cause unclear: The cause of your symptoms is unclear. Sle can produce many different symptoms. Work closely with your rheumatologist. Intolerance to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is very unusual, but there may be alternative medications for you to try.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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