In the last six months my hearing in my good ear (I'm deaf in the left) has gotten worse in 7 out of 9 frequencies. At this rate I'll be completly deaf in a few years. It seems my current meds aren't doing the job but I hate to go to something stronger. Just out of curousity do you live in the mountains (as your screen name implies) If so, do you live in Colorado? I am not in the mountains but live on the front range, just outside of Boulder. I see the rheumy next week and I'm wondering if he's going to change my meds (Imuran and Plaquenil). No one know for sure if the deafness in my left ear is from the lupus, but with the right ear going now, I need to get as much info as I can. I haven;t heard much about hearing loss in lupus, so I looked it up. Lupylisa Hearing loss is more strongly associated with Sjogren's than with lupus or RA, but can happen. Leflunomide methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine brain cancer Plaquenil guidelines for eye monitoring 2016 Canadian pharmacy plaquenil Feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there. fever with or without chills. general feeling of tiredness or weakness. headache. inability to move the eyes. increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid. joint or muscle pain. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, and sex organs. loss of hearing I haven't heard of Plaquenil causing this side effect before either. I have slight hearing loss for my age, probably caused by many years on Plaquenil or chloroquine. I have come across a few people with the same. I wonder if Mepacrine would be a suitable alternative. Audiometry test showed moderate to severe neuronal hearing loss and reduced speech recognition in both ears of the patient. With suspicion of hydroxychloroquine-induced hearing loss, this drug was discontinued. After 2 months of hydroxychloroquine discontinuation, his audiometry findings were improved. Because I have Sjogren's my rheumatologist thought it was more likely the disease than the medication, and kept me on Plaquenil, but others may have a different response. Any information and personal experiences you can share are welcome. I recall that Plaquenil is associated with hearing loss so your doc has to consider whether it's (a) totally unrelated to either, (b) related to your lupus, (c) related to your medications, or (d) a combination of both. Can plaquenil cause loss of hearing Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral, Plaquenil & Tinnitus Lupus Forums at The Lupus Site Chloroquine autophagy protocolVisual field testing for plaquenil toxicityPlaquenil pill identification Feb 19, 2020 Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Plaquenil including. muscle weakness, twitching, uncontrolled movement, loss of balance or coordination, blurred vision, light sensitivity, seeing halos around lights, Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. A case report of hearing loss post use of.. Common Plaquenil side effects a study from FDA data.. Aug 14, 2017 Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks. How to use Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight. Hearing Loss is #71 concern in Plaquenil discussions. Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent. Uses Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.