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Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine

Anyone take this ? Side effects experienced? Thanks !

A myRAteam Member said:

I have taken Plaquenil (same thing) since 2009, but also on Methotrexate at the same time. I have hair loss and my teeth are starting to break down,now that could be all the medications I take or it could be the RA but as I told my Rheumatologist if I can stay out of a wheelchair or bedridden it's worth it. I take my RA meds before bedtime and avoid most side effects that way for the nausea I eat peppermint candies or peppermint tea. I hope this helps

edited, originally posted about 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi. I tried that and had bad reaction. Felt dizziness and slept for 36 hours straight so had to quit it. Good luck

posted about 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am supposed to take two pills once a day can't remember actual mg each pill is will have to check when I get home . How many mg were you taking when your hair was falling out cookie?

posted about 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

What side effects are you experiencing from it? I'm having a salty taste and don't know why.

posted about 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you all for answering me! I will definitely get my eyes checked regularly. I am having cataract surgery on both eyes so hopefully it doesn't make them worse . I won't be taking the meds until all surgery is done . So here is hoping it goes ok for me . Hugs to you all !

posted about 7 years ago
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