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What is hydroxychloroquine medicine used for?

What is hydroxychloroquine medicine used for?

Antimalarial: Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. ...Read more

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What is hydroxychloroquine medicine used for?

What is hydroxychloroquine medicine  used for?

Hydroxychloroquone: Malaria treatment/prophylaxis, lupus , rheumatoid arthritis. Get eye exam (retina) at least yearly if using for prolonged period if time (> 2-3 months). ...Read more

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What is hydroxychloroquine for n what is in it?

What is hydroxychloroquine for n what is in it?

Medication: That is used as antimalaria and has also use in inflammatory arthritis with adverse effects listed ...Read more

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What is the average dosage for hydroxychloroquine?

What is the average dosage for hydroxychloroquine?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Each tablet is 400mg. Taken as 2 tablets per week for malaria prevention, 1 tablet once daily for rheumatoid arthritis, and 1 tablet twice daily for lupus. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much of hydroxychloroquine?

What happens if you take too much of hydroxychloroquine?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Toxicity can show hearing & hair loss, convulsions, liver damage. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken pain medication hydroxychloroquine?

Has anyone ever taken pain medication hydroxychloroquine?

Not a pain med: Many people with mild rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus respond to hydroxychloroquine. It is not a pain medication. The key is to have the rheumatologist assess whether the Hydroxychloroquine is adequately controlling the RA to prevent progression as progression can lead to deformity. If the diagnosis is lupus, control needs to be measured also. ...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 do hydroxychloroquine sulphate tablets do?

Several things: Hydroxychloroquin is an antimalarial drug that has been found useful in treating Rheumato9id Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosis, Discoid Lupus, and in addition in some people induce remission.It does have side effects and need regular eye exams, but in general is well tolerated. ...Read more