I was just prescribed this for a lupus lesion that i have on top of my head and to prevent new lesions. It has been sitting in my drawer because I am scared to use it due to the 2 page list of pretty scary side effects. Any advice??
"June 15, 2009 — Because of its broad spectrum of benefits and safety profile, hydroxychloroquine should be given to most patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during the whole course of the disease, regardless of severity, and should be continued during pregnancy, according to the results of a systematic review reported in the June 3 Online First issue of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases."
Please, do not scare yourself like this. My very close friend was so afraid of a cancer drug. That she did not take the medication. She died. Fright can scare you so bad that you can not think right. Let this not be you too.
i have been on this med for 8 years now , i have not had any problems not one of the side effects have i had . if i had not taken it i may not be here today . lupus can cause alot of things to happen to you the side effects are just some things that could happen not will happen . my dr told me that she when people read the list that come with the meds they are scared and it is hard to get them to take the meds . i suggest you take the meds and not worry about what you read on the side effect sheet . i hope you the best .
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