• Tripta singh Tripta singh
    March 10, 2012
    What are the side effects of taking hcqs for rhumatide arthritis?
    Tripta singh Tripta singh
    March 10, 2012

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    March 24, 2012
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    March 10, 2012

    Hi Tripta,

     

    Are you asking about hydroxychloroquine or plaquenil?  That is the only drug I can think of which might be "hcqs".

     

    Plaquenil is often prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis.  It does have potential side effects including eye problems, stomach difficulties, and severe tiredness.  There can be other side effects as well, but I recommend that you talk to your rheumatologist and pharmacist about the benefits and risks of taking any medication for you RA.

     

    Before I tried plaquenil, I needed to have my eyes examined to make sure that they were healthy.  Eyes need to be checked again six months after starting plaquenil.  I didn't stay on plaquenil very long because it made me extraordinarily tired (not a common side effect).

     

    Lisa

     

  • V
    V
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2012
    V
    V
    Health Guide
    March 10, 2012

    I'm sorry, but I do not know what hcqs is. Have you talked to your pharmacist about it?  Pharmacists are good resources for these types of questions.  They know more about the drugs than our doctors do.

     

    Please give us a little more information, and we will try to help you.

     

    Best Wishes,

    V


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