Hydroxychloroquine SULFATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Disorder Of The Retina Of The Eye
  • Abnormal Function Of The Cornea In The Eye
  • Corneal Opacity, A Scarring Disorder That Results In Clouding Of The Cornea Of The Eye

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Bleached Hair
  • Blurred Vision
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Discoloration Of Nail
  • Discoloration Of The Mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Disorder Of The Peripheral Nerves That Enable Movement Called Peripheral Motor Neuropathy
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Abnormal Movement Disorder Called Dyskinesia
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Skin Disorder Called Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Abnormal Muscle Movements
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Anemia
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiomyopathy, A Disease Of The Heart Muscle
  • Changes In The Visual Field
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Deposits On The Eye
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder
  • Fluid Accumulation In Cornea Of The Eye Causing Swelling
  • Hallucinations
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Failure
  • Hives
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Maculopathy
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Wasting
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Pigmentary Retinopathy
  • Porphyria
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Seizures
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • Acquired Chromatopsia, A Change In Color Vision
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Vision At Night
  • Delirium
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Irritability
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nightmares
  • Nystagmus, A Condition With Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Visual Sensitivity To Light
  • Weight Loss

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