Plaquenil causing muscle weakness

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    Plaquenil causing muscle weakness


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    Side Effects Nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember. Muscle weakness also may be a side effect of certain drugs used to treat lupus and related conditions, including prednisone and other corticosteroids, cholesterol-lowering drugs and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil®. Therefore, drug-induced muscle disease should be ruled out as a cause of weakness if you are taking any of these medications, as. I have been on hydroxychloroquine, the generic version of Plaquenil, for almost 6 years, without any problems that could be attributed to it. I have muscle weakness that constantly waxes and wanes in severity but I had it long before I was prescribed hydroxychloroquine and the hydroxychloroquine hasn’t had any effect on it i.e. it didn’t make it better or worse.

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    Plaquenil causing muscle weakness

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria, How Lupus Affects the Muscles, Tendons and Joints Lupus Foundation of.

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  7. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. Plaquenil belongs in a class of medications known as disease-modifying.

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    Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with hydroxychloroquine are listed below. Your doctor may test your knee and ankle reflexes and check you for muscle weakness if you’re on this. SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. May 04, 2015 They say that Plaquenil causes proximal muscle weakness neck/shoulder girdle, and hip/thigh girdle in only 1 in 1000 cases. Personally, reading posts on Inspire, I think they just don't connect the two enough and it's probably not that rare.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate - Sanofi Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.
     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Methotrexate Tablets Indications, Side Effects, Warnings. Plaquenil Indications, Side Effects, Warnings - Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

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