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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (Definition)

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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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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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I am taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and am wondering what are side effects?

Usually none!: 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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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 the common side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription hydro chlorquine?

Most do fine: Most patients do very well on hydroxychloroquine. Common side effects include allergy to the medication, GI disturbances such as nausea or diarrhea, and changes of pigmentation in the skin or hair (this is not a complete list). You should also be tested for an enzyme called g6pd before starting, and you should have at least one eye exam annually while on the drug. ...Read more

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Will plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) make me have any side effects on my period?

Will plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) make me have any side effects on my period?

No: It would be much more common for lupus or RA to affect the period than this medicine. ...Read more

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Aside from Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.

Aside from Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.

Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your case. That's his job. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Plaquenil (Definition)

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