Hydroxychloroquine discontinued side effects

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    Hydroxychloroquine discontinued side effects


    So far I have no more energy than when I first started and has developed neuropathy which I have just found out from Web MD that this neuropathy is one of the side effects of this med! Saying that by stopping this it would take another 6 months to build up the benefit. There are other meds that can help with what you are experiencing, and if your doctor didn't address that then I would seek out a second opinion... Please don't stop your plaquenil until you are sure it is the right thing to do and in your best interest.

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    If you are taking hydroxychloroquine for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, your symptoms should improve within 6 months. If your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms do not improve, or if they worsen, stop taking the drug and call your doctor. Once you and your doctor are sure the drug works for you. Hydroxychloroquine typically is very well tolerated. Serious side effects are rare. The most common side effects are nausea and diarrhea, which often improve with time. Less common side effects include rash, changes in skin pigment such as darkening or dark spots, hair changes, and muscle weakness. Hydroxychloroquine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away. This medicine may cause hypoglycemia low blood sugar.

    Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. Or maybe another doctor if you're not comfortable w/your current one.

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  5. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress. It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects.

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    One of the problems with Plaquenil is that because it's so slow to act, the improvements are also slow and subtle. So most people don't realize that they've improved until they STOP taking it. I've been on it twice, along with Atabrine another antimalarial. In my case, it never worked so I didn't notice a change. I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil. Side-effects aren't common. However, in some people hydroxychloroquine can cause skin rashes, especially those made worse by sunlight. feeling sick nausea or indigestion. diarrhoea. headaches. bleaching of the hair or mild hair loss. tinnitus ringing in the ears

     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More - American Academy. Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Depression and Hydroxychloroquine rheumatoid
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine and lichen planopilaris Efficacy and. Lichen planopilaris LPP and its variant frontal fibrosing alopecia FFA are primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecias for which there is no evidence-based therapy. Objective We assessed the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in active LPP and FFA using the LPP Activity Index LPPAI, a numeric score that allows quantification of the symptoms and.

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