28 Sep 2009
No, hydroxychloroquine is not safe in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
It has a FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Malaria is more likely to cause death in a pregnant woman. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor about the risks of traveling to areas where malaria is common. It is not known whether hydroxychloroquine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
- Hydroxychloroquine Information for Consumers
- Hydroxychloroquine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxychloroquine (detailed)
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I have chronic kidney failure stage 4. It is my understanding that quinine is not good for kidneys. My questions is, is this formulation safe for CKF?
1 answer • 12 Feb 2010
ive been taking this tablet for about a year now and would like to know the damage it can cause with been on it this length of time
2 answers • 15 Sep 2010
my 13 yr old daughter was diagnosed with RA in her hands about a year ago... the doc put her on hydroxychloroquine 200mg and prednisone 4mg... ...
2 answers • 8 Sep 2012
I have been on hydroxychloroquine for RA for a year, but im losing weight, have no appetite. Any one else have this?
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