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Having problems with hydroxychloroquin plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

Having problems with hydroxychloroquin plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

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 may still be effective. Vision problems are very rare these s[ecialist and get an opthalmology referral quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more

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Decreased lymphocytes and increased monocytes inflammatory?

Decreased lymphocytes and increased monocytes inflammatory?

Inflammatory is a: General term for a reactive process, such as to infection or injury. This pattern could be seen in that type of a reaction. ...Read more

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Ana 1:640x10yrs, other labs neg. Flares of rashes, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness.Crp & sed normal during flares!tx: plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) & low doses pred prn. Dx?

Ana 1:640x10yrs, other labs neg. Flares of rashes, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness.Crp & sed normal during flares!tx: plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) & low doses pred prn. Dx?

Fibromyalgia : This all could be related to your fibromyalgia. The positive ANA could due to something else. Most people with a positive ANA do not have lupus or any other inflammatory joint disease. ...Read more

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Issues with understanding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

Issues with understanding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

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 recommended 6mg/kg of body weight. I have never seen ocular toxicity in 1000's of patient I have treated. The most common complaint is queasiness of the stomach when starting it. There are other side-effects, but i've never seen them. ...Read more

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Does imuran (azathioprine) cause tiredness?

Does imuran (azathioprine) cause tiredness?

No: The most common side effects of Imuran (azathioprine) are nausea/vomiting (~12%) which may be accompanied by malaise, diarrhea. Drowsiness is really not common with this drug. This drug is used for many conditions, so the drowsiness may also be a result of other conditions. Please see your doctor for evaluation and continuous care. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

Those things can,,,: All the things you mentioned can give you many of those symptoms. Vit B12 deficiency especially can do it. The high PTH is a concern also as it can mean a possible adenoma, so it would be smart to see your doctor for therapy to correct your deficiencies and find out why the ca/pth is high. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?

I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?

Steroid-sparing: We call Methotrexate a steroid-sparing drug because it can often take the place of Prednisone in the long term. I do agree with the other md who mentioned you need a more specific diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL ( glutamic acid ), my memory and concentration been decreased lately. ?

Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL ( glutamic acid ), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.    ?

Don't take it.: Sukrol is an OTC supplement containing multiple ingredients, including glutamic acid, lecithin, and thiamine. It is impossible to predict whether any of these could have an interaction with your cyclosporine or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). Given the potentially dire consequences of an interaction, it is not worth it to take your chances with an unproven supplement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) increase blood sugar level?

Does cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) increase blood sugar level?

Yes, in some folks: It reduces Insulin secretion effects can be couteracted , at least in some, and to some degree by use of incretin therapy see articles by myself stanley schwartz, schwartz and defronzo see endocrinologist, though not all of them will be aware of this. ...Read more

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Dangers of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Low risk: Potential Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects include GI intolerance, itching, rash, muscle weakness and eye inflammation (retinopathy). All of these risks are very low and the benefits of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) will far out weight the risks. ...Read more

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What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more

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Taking hydroxychloroquine and showing severe mood changes?

Taking hydroxychloroquine and showing severe mood changes?

HO-Q: Given at the appropriate dose 6.5mg-6mg/kg of body weight, the drug as few if any, cognitive effects. I have not seen one case similar to what you are decribing. Since you are on , most likely several meds, it may be others. Also, many patients are taking this drug for potentially serious diseases. This by itself can affect mood. ...Read more

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Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

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 skin pigmentation called "plaquenil ochronosis". There are others but these the most prominent. ...Read more

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What are side efffects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ?

What are side efffects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Side effects are muscle weakness, twitching, incoordination, blurred vision, bleeding, confusion, seizures, GI upset, hair loss. ...Read more

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Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).  If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Because it works: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is the preferred drug for lupus nephritis because it is very effective and has much less risk than alternative meds. It does not cause significant elevations of BUN or creatinine. ...Read more

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