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    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    1/11/2016 2:39:37 PM

    Reviewer: KatVJo, 19-24 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    This medication relieved my joint pain, muscle weakness, myositis, pleuritic pain, and fatigue after about 2-3 months of starting the medication. I know this medication has bad reviews but after a few years of using the medication with a dose 600mg and above you risk these side effects. Plus Patients are supposed to get an eye exam every six moths while on medication to catch these sign early. I w ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    11/17/2015 3:48:32 PM

    Reviewer: screen name, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have systemic Lupus...took Plaquenil with great relief over 10 years...then woke up one morning and left eye COMPLETELY BLIND. Eye surgeon diagnosed RUPTURED RETINA...little to no chance of saving any sight w/surgery, but might hopefully keep from having the eye REMOVED due to eye shrinking from ruptured retina. Surgery has brought back SOME sight...but little. RUN FROM THIS MEDICATION!!! I h ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    11/11/2015 10:34:50 PM

    Reviewer: DMARD, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been on hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) for 13 years and I go to my Eye Dr. for my annual visual field exam. Well I get bad news, I now have what he claims to be poison in one of the eyes. And they saw a bright light in the eye. So my advice to you is DON'T TAKE THIS MEDICATION! (Don't mean to shout). See if there is another alternative please because it could affect you in the long ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    8/5/2015 11:11:02 PM

    Reviewer: kathy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    it makes me dizzy, tired, and now my eyesight is blurry, going to the eye dr. on Monday. I have been on it for 8 months, and I am very concerned about my eyes.

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    5/19/2015 8:01:15 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    This medication made me hungry and I gained over 10 lbs during the 1 year duration of taking it. It also made me tired and dizzy at times. I'm hoping to see my Dr soon and ask for something else to take.

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