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Alternative of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) when taking it for lupus? As i had bad sde affect from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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What specific problems have you had? A more detailed explanation from you is needed before an appropriate answer can be given.

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What specific problems have you had? A more detailed explanation from you is needed before an appropriate answer can be given.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See below

Alternatives are medications that suppress your immune systems.
If you were only on generic Plaquenil which is hydroxychloroquine, sometimes patients can be switched to brand name Plaquenil which can be tolerated better particularily if GI side effects occured. It all depends on what side effects you explained on whether switching would work. Talk to your doctor to see if this is an option.

In brief: See below

Alternatives are medications that suppress your immune systems.
If you were only on generic Plaquenil which is hydroxychloroquine, sometimes patients can be switched to brand name Plaquenil which can be tolerated better particularily if GI side effects occured. It all depends on what side effects you explained on whether switching would work. Talk to your doctor to see if this is an option.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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