Plaquenil and muscle weakness

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  1. Anny XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil and muscle weakness


    Regardless of the problem, we'd like to help you find what you're looking for. I've been taking Plaquenil 400 mg for nearly 6 mos.

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    Moved Permanently. The document has moved here. In rare cases, Plaquenil can cause cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. If you're taking Plaquenil for an autoimmune condition, your symptoms should begin to improve after a few. Side effects include irritability, headache, weakness, hair lightening or loss, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, rash and itching. Rarely, hydroxychloroquine can affect the bone marrow leading to reduced white blood cells leukopenia or platelets thrombocytopenia and abnormal red blood cells.

    But now I've been dealing with considerable muscle aching and pain/spasm in some new places - or at least places that haven't bothered me in quite awhile. I didn't seem to have any problems whatsoever with it initially, other than very short term and mild cramping/diarrhea.

    Plaquenil and muscle weakness

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  6. Just got back from my neurologist and I am officially a "zebra" - my extreme and fast developing proximal muscle weakness myopathy is from doesn't mean I don't have any muscle weakness from the scleroderma, but the crazy, out-of-control weakness was from Plaquenil.

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    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 drug-induced muscle weakness usually does not produce elevated levels of muscle enzymes as is seen in lupus myositis. About a month ago, I finally decided to start taking the Plaquenil. I took 100 mg daily for a week since I'm highly sensitive to new medications, with the goal of reaching 400 mg daily after three weeks. One of my most bothersome symptoms is muscle weakness and fatigue, and the Plaquenil seemed to exacerbate it dramatically. Muscle biopsy leads to a final diagnosis in most people with myositis. There are many causes of muscle weakness and pain more common than myositis, and testing for myositis is not a.

     
  7. dorian78 Moderator

    A 45-year-old black female presented with no ocular or visual complaints. However, her medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of lupus. Wrong Hydroxychloroquine Dose Is Common, Putting Eyes at Risk Hydroxychloroquine Professional Patient Advice - Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -
     
  8. Snowcore Moderator

    Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and. Abstract. Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools.

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  9. Kus Moderator

    Chloroquine Indication, Dosage, Side Effect, Precaution. Dosage Adult PO Acute malaria As base Initial 600 mg, then 300 mg 6-8 hr later on day 1. Continue w/ 300 mg/day on days 2 and 3. Malaria prophylaxis As chloroquine base 300 mg once weekly preferably same day each week, starting 1 week before exposure, continuing throughout only on a weekly basis and for at least 4 weeks after exposure.

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