10 patient evaluations for Hydroxychloroquine with a side effects rating of Mild

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Jan 9, 2019 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, constipation, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2013 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, constipation, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 3, 2013 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, constipation, headaches, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2013 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, constipation, headaches, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

Apr 21, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking this it just helped a little so the dr doubled my dosage to my current dosage 7 then I felt amazing & had no joint pain at all for a few days & then my joint pain started coming back gradually but if I take it how I'm supposed to it does help....just nowhere near enough anymore.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Highly recommended for severe joint pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2012 (Started Apr 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cluster headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really can not tell if it is helping my symtoms. But if I do not take it, I would be afraid I might find out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 27, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: migraine headaches

  • 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
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