7 patient evaluations for Hydroxychloroquine with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Mar 2, 2018 (Started Feb 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for undifferentiated connective tissue disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med (among several others I take) causes me to have a dry mouth. Initially, I also experienced nausea, but after 5 years, that is gone (I don't recall when that ended).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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...

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Jun 24, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mixed connective tissue disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best is to take this medication at night so that you sleep through any side effects, I also find drinking milk really really helps reduce side effects. Do not eat brussel sprouts with this medication unless you want your partner to kick you out of bed (toot-toot)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 29, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: felt Not me and headaches and stomach pain....
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain

Jun 22, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Easing my pain for awhile......
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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

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