Important Instructions for Plaquenil

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the possible side effects of Plaquenil include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea and abdominal cramping
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Dangerous skin reactions
  • Eye damage.
     
(Click Plaquenil Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Plaquenil can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Plaquenil Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Plaquenil?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Psoriasis
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Alcoholism
  • G-6-PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
  • Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Plaquenil Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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