Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) give you a heavy feeling?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has many side effects. Some common ones include dizziness, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, diarrhea, itching, and sensitiviy to sun. More serious side effects which are more rare include certain types of anemia, muscle pain, and liver problems, among others. Despite the fact that what you describe is not officially under it's side effect profile, it still could be causing your symptoms.

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Could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) give you a heavy feeling in the chest?

Unlikely. This is not a common side-effect, or should I say very rare. I've never seen it occur in hundreds of patients i've treated with ho-q. But many conditions, particularly arthritis and sle, in which ho-q is used can cause what you described. Talk with your doctor. Read more...