Can hydroxychloroquine cause weight loss

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    Can hydroxychloroquine cause weight loss


    Part of that is due to less exercise, part due to having no appetite thus feeling like anything I can get down is ok. Well, now I've been exercising at almost my pre-Lupus rate (ran a marathon a year before), eating a more moderate diet (clean protein, vegs & fruits), and am no longer taking that weight & bloat causing Prednisone (off Pred almost 2 yrs now). My question: Do you feel like you've gained weight on Plaquenil (ie without Prednisone)?

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    Does anyone know if hydroxychloroquine and methotrexate can cause weight loss. Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors. Summary Weight loss is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, especially for people who are female, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine SULFATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity INFREQUENT side effects. If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression. Weight Loss; Full Drug Information.

    My Lupus has been really quiet for about 2 yrs, and I'm afraid to change anything. The Plaquenil drug side effects list weight loss, but some people have reported weight gain instead. My rheumy wants me to come down and then off my Plaquenil, but I've been resisting simply because I'm afraid to.

    Can hydroxychloroquine cause weight loss

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  7. Aug 01, 2009 If you're on steroids that can be whats causing you to gain weight. I can't offer any advice on losing the weight if you come off the Plaquenil. Like Joy said, Plaquenil is the first medication they use in treating lupus. It has the least amount of side effects and seems to work well for most patients. Some patients can not take the generic.

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    Nov 09, 2018 Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine can cause serious liver or heart problems, especially if you use certain medicines at the same time. Hydroxychloroquine received an overall rating of 7 out of 10 stars from 368 reviews. See what others have said about Hydroxychloroquine, including the effectiveness, ease of use and side effects. Plaquenil’s long half-life in the body can cause irreversible and progressive damage, Dr. Fung said. Similarly, one study reported that 16 women who’d taken hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, or a combination of the agents, showed no improvement seven years after stopping drug therapy, and progression occurred in six of the cases. 2

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Will you have Liver function test abnormal with Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work PAG 1 PAG 2 - Medicines
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Mar 17, 2019 Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

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