... muscle atrophy in my legs to a point I can't do routine activities.Any body else have the same side effects. I have to look into other options which might have other side effects?
one of the side effects is weakness and that is if you are allergic to it here is some information.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Plaquenil:
Diarrhea; dizziness; loss of appetite; mild headache; nausea; stomach cramps.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Plaquenil:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; change in color of the skin or inside of the mouth; chest pain; difficulty seeing or reading (words, letters, or parts of objects missing when reading); fever or sore throat; hair loss; hearing loss; mental or mood changes; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; sensitivity to sunlight; symptoms of liver problems (eg, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, pale stools, persistent nausea or stomach pain); unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual weakness; vision problems (eg, blurred vision, trouble focusing); weight loss.
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For what condition are you taking the Plaquenil, lupus, malaria or rhuematoid arthritis? If it is for RA, then maybe you would benefit from a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory such as Celebrex for pain and inflammation. It has little in the way of side effects and is effective for some against the pain of RA. Another medication for severe, acute RA is methodrexate. This medication has some serious side effects though and takes several months to reach full effectiveness.
- Plaquenil Information for Consumers
- Plaquenil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plaquenil (detailed)
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