40 patient evaluations for Hydroxychloroquine

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Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain, eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), darkening of hyperpigmentated skin spots, tachycardia (fast heart rate), flatulence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Noticed an increase in pain and stiffness when I was not taking it....My ANA tripled as well
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: darkening of hyperpigmentated skin spots, tachycardia (fast heart rate), eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), stomach pain, flatulence

Jan 12, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain, eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), darkening of hyperpigmentated skin spots, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It tastes really nasty
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: darkening of hyperpigmentated skin spots, tachycardia (fast heart rate), eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), stomach pain, flatulence

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain, eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), darkening of hyperpigmentated skin spots, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps control Lupus.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: darkening of hyperpigmentated skin spots, tachycardia (fast heart rate), eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), stomach pain, flatulence

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Sep 17, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain, flatulence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Plaquenil - when I first started it, it was very efiicacious. but did also have immediate side effects of stomach upset, gas, and hair loss. I have decided that the benefits outway the side effects and so am still taking it (200 mg twice a day). my doc did initial blood tests, and also warned me to get eye exams regularaly.
Side effects: stomach pain, hair loss, flatulence

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Jun 1, 2009 (Started Dec 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for undifferentiated connective tissue disease)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The plaquenil initially worked for my arthritis, myalgia, fatigue. The initial side effects were pretty brutal - nausea, diarrhea, weird things with my eyes, headaches. The side effects wore off after about a month and I felt OK for about 5 months after that and then it just stopped working.

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Dec 11, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I did not really notice it help, but it didn't make anything worse. Many people I have spoken to have had a positive experience though.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2003 (Started Jul 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try it and always listen to your doctor.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2001 (Started Jul 01, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mixed connective tissue disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: My circumstances are not normal and I could give someone the wrong impression

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 1987 (Started Jul 01, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since I could not indicate this in the cost section, I was a Junior in college at the time and on my parent's medical insurance, which ws BCBS of NC. I am not aware of the cost of the treatments as all insurance and co pays were paid by my parents.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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