17 patient evaluations for Hydroxychloroquine taken for the purpose of 'systemic lupus erythematosus'

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Dec 8, 2019 (Started Feb 21, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 8, 2018 (Started Feb 21, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 6, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know if this is doing anything. I have persistent skin flairs on face mostly despite being on it. Who could know if it would be worse without plaq.
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

Sep 19, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it's an oval pill, not too big and easy to swallow. I don't know of any side effects, but I notice within hours if I'm late taking it as my pain increases.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 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

Aug 11, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

Mar 31, 2012 (Started Aug 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have had a consistently low white blood count my entire life. After taking plaquenil, my count began to normalize. I find having an alarm set right before bed time and never moving my pills from my end-table keeps me on track.
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

Feb 19, 2012 (Started Mar 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe (swelling of lips)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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