Who should not take Plaquenil?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- low blood sugar
- glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- low amount of magnesium in the blood
- low amount of potassium in the blood
- decreased blood platelets
- low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
- mental problems
- suicidal thoughts
- myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
- changes in the visual field
- torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
- prolonged QT interval on EKG
- chronic heart failure
- abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
- liver problems
- decreased kidney function
- anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
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