PLAQUENIL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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      INFREQUENT side effects

      If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

      • a disorder of the retina of the eye
      • corneal opacity, a scarring disorder that results in clouding of the cornea of the eye
      • abnormal function of the cornea in the eye

      If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

      • discoloration of the mouth
      • itching
      • discoloration of nail
      • hair loss
      • bleached hair
      • skin discoloration
      • dizziness
      • a skin rash
      • decreased appetite
      • headache
      • nausea
      • vomiting
      • diarrhea
      • nervousness

      RARE side effects

      If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

      • low blood sugar
      • porphyria
      • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
      • anemia
      • decreased blood platelets
      • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
      • low levels of white blood cells
      • mental problems from taking the drug
      • mood changes
      • suicidal behavior
      • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
      • a disorder of the peripheral nerves that enable movement called peripheral motor neuropathy
      • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
      • maculopathy
      • pigmentary retinopathy
      • changes in the visual field
      • deposits on the eye
      • fluid accumulation in cornea of the eye causing swelling
      • hearing loss
      • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
      • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
      • prolonged QT interval on EKG
      • ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
      • heart failure
      • bronchospasm
      • acute liver failure
      • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
      • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
      • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
      • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
      • skin rash with sloughing
      • hives
      • muscle weakness
      • hallucinations
      • seizures
      • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
      • abnormal liver function tests
      • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
      • muscle wasting
      • abnormal muscle movements
      • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
      • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

      If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

      • confusion
      • nightmares
      • agitation
      • visual sensitivity to light
      • acquired chromatopsia, a change in color vision
      • decreased vision at night
      • a change in vision
      • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
      • ringing in the ears
      • delirium
      • sensation of spinning or whirling
      • low energy
      • muscle tremors
      • loss of muscle coordination
      • weight loss
      • irritability
      • intense abdominal pain

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