What is Hydroxychlor?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychlor (hydroxychloroquine) is used for the suppression and treatment of acute attacks of malaria and in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 8 3
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 7 4
MCTD (Mixed Connective Tissue Disease) 2 0
Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease 2 1
Arthritis pain 1 1
Dermatomyositis 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydroxychlor

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1
Hives after 12 days 1
Nausea 1
Pain 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydroxychlor

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydroxychlor

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped taking Hydroxychlor

Duration

Currently taking Hydroxychlor

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Hydroxychlor

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydroxychlor after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hydroxychlor.