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Are blood test needed every three months for plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)? Thanks!

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is an effective but VERY POWERFUL drug and patients NEED CLOSE FOLLOW-UP including certain blood tests by the Prescribing Health Care Professional! IT IS HE/SHE who will require the number and frequency of these follow-up visits! This is to AVOID or DETECT EARLY unwelcome effects of the drug! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

Hello, 5 years ago I had positive blood tests for lupus but except the skin I didnt have any significant symptoms. Recently I tested positive for Acl and anti b2 glycoprotein1 (no symptoms for this as well). I was put on Plaquenil. Should I take aspirin

Get 2nd opinion. I take it that you feel well and have not had a thrombotic episode. Nobody really knows how to manage healthies who have a few "lupus anticoagulants" but it's news to me that plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) would be a first-line Rx. It's not an innocuous medicine and is strong stuff even if you do have discoid lupus. And many folks have positive anti-nuclear antibodies but no sign of lupus. Read more...