13 patient evaluations for Hydroxychloroquine with a cost of Not specified

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May 16, 2015 (Started Dec 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (avoidance of the sun)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 9, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting, pressure headaches, joint pain, confusion, blurry vision, infection, burning sensation in eyes, mouth/throat infection, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Oct 5, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, pressure headaches, joint pain, confusion, blurry vision, infection, burning sensation in eyes, mouth/throat infection, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: dont want to take these as it seriously affects my ability to study can not concentrate and have very bad headaches plus feeling weird burning in my throath and metalic taste..it makes me worst and not better at all.. no improvements for joints was taking it for 3 months aproximatelky with few days breaks because side efeects was too much feeling sick and vommitting..

Sep 26, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting, pressure headaches, joint pain, confusion, blurry vision, infection, burning sensation in eyes, mouth/throat infection, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unexpected side effect..lol better skin colour..somehow not that pale anymore

Aug 30, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting, pressure headaches, joint pain, confusion, blurry vision, infection)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I AM SICK OF TAKING TABLETS...

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 20, 2012 (Started Jun 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2012 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea, skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After a few months of break from this drug, my new rheumatologist wants me back on it. So far, no side effects like last time.

Apr 19, 2012 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea, skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I started taking hydroxychloroquine as soon as I was diagnosed with lupus. I had a lesion on my nose (a white bump) that disappeared after a month of taking the drug (the bump had been there for over a year). I had hives when I started the drug (dosage 200mg) and my doctor told me to take the drug every other day until my body got used to it. Once the hives ended, I started taking it everyday, and after a year, my dosage was increased to 400 mg. At the highest, I took 600mg, but only for 6 months, and the dosage was decreased again to 400 mg, which I took for 3 years. I just stopped the drug 2 weeks ago on my own, cold-turkey, and have had no adverse reactions. If anything, I feel and look healthier than I have in years.

  • 2 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Jun 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness, rash or skin problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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