In case your doctor doesn’t do due-diligence. The reason this drug makes me nervous is because of what my daughter saw others experience while taking it. And they were taking it because of the potential of malaria.
Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes.
Before using hydroxychloroquine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have psoriasis, porphyria, liver disease, alcoholism, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency.
o make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- a history of vision changes or damage to your retina caused by an anti-malaria medication;
- heart disease, heart rhythm disorder (such as long QT syndrome);
- a stomach disorder;
- an allergy to quinine;
- liver or kidney disease;
- alcoholism; or
- a genetic enzyme disorder such as porphyria or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.