After taking hydroxychloroquine for only two months I started itching, I called my doctor and she told me to stop taking and prescribed hydroxyzine for the itch but after two weeks still bothered with itching. Can't get in to see my doctor for another week
How long does Hydroxychloroquine stay in your system?
Question posted by cladwig23 on 2 Nov 2010
Last updated on 6 December 2010 by suzanne66
I hope the itching has stopped by now.
Hydroxychloroquine has an extremely long half life of around 32 days.
This means that every 32 days, half of the previous amount of hydroxychloroquine in the body disappears.
It takes around 5.5 half lives for a drug to be completely eliminated from your body meaning that you may need to wait for around 176 days.
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