hydroxychloroquine

Adult
Uses
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • lupus erythematosus
  • malaria
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • preexisting retinopathy
  • use in children <6 years or weighing <35 kg
Drug interactions
  • phenothiazines, beta blockers, dapsone
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache
  • seizure
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anemia
  • leukopenia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • hepatic infussificency
  • angioedema
  • myopathy
  • visual disturbances
  • blurred vision
  • photophobia
  • decreased visual acuity
  • tinnitus
  • bronchospasm
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
400 to 600 mg once daily
Monitoring
  • complete blood count
  • liver function tests
  • ophthalmologic exam
  • muscle strength during long-term therapy
Source of Suggestion