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Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called antiprotozoals. Protozoa are tiny, one-celled animals. Some are parasites that can cause many different kinds of infections in the body.

This medicine is used to prevent and to treat malaria and to treat some conditions such as liver disease caused b... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Rheumatoid Arthritis
367
73%
Sarcoidosis
40
73%
Lupus
10
90%
Sjogren's Syndrome
3
100%
Depression
2
100%
Overall, 74% (429 Members) find Hydroxychloroquine helpful
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Hydroxychloroquine Reviews

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Experienced side effects after a few weeks and stopped. Hair became brittle and dry.
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Too early to decide
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Had bad liver problems
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Only take one pill a day. Have to have blood work done every 12 weeks, and eye exam. Taking two pills every 12 hours, I notice hair loss, so taking one, then stopped the hair loss.
Currently on this - this is generic for plaquenil - take twice a day.
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Same as plaquenil
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sill on
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It's been working wonderfully. No side effects either! I've been on this for 3 years.
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On a temporary break from this due to recent childbirth. It worked wonders, but caused excessive weight gain.
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