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Generic: hydroxychloroquine
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It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • change in vision
  • fever, infection
  • hearing loss or ringing
  • muscle weakness, tremor, or numbness
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in coloration of the mouth or skin
  • dizziness
  • hair loss, lightening
  • headache
  • irritability, nervousness, nightmares
  • loss of appetite
  • stomach upset, diarrhea

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. In children, this medicine can cause overdose with small doses.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture and light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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