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Plaquenil Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Arthritis symptoms may take several weeks to improve. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, you will need important blood work done. You will also need to have your eyes checked as directed.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Avoid antacids and kaolin containing products for 2 hours before and after taking a dose of this medicine.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. When this medicine is used for short periods of time, side effects usually are rare. However, when it is used for a long time and/or in high doses, side effects are more likely to occur and may be serious.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Blurred vision or any other change in vision—this side effect may also occur or get worse after you stop taking this medicine


Convulsions (seizures)

increased muscle weakness

mood or other mental changes

ringing or buzzing in ears or any loss of hearing

sore throat and fever

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness


Symptoms of overdose



increased excitability

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


difficulty in seeing to read


itching (more common in black patients)

loss of appetite

nausea or vomiting

stomach cramps or pain

Less common

Bleaching of hair or increased hair loss

blue-black discoloration of skin, fingernails, or inside of mouth

dizziness or lightheadedness

nervousness or restlessness

skin rash

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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