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What can Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) do to my eyes?

plaquenil HVF What can Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) do to my eyes? Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) was originally used to treat malaria and is now used mostly to treat rheumatological and dermatological diseases.  Its most frequent use now is for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Lupus and is often very effective in mitigating the joint and arthritic symptoms...
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Drug Allergy or Side Effect, Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Life

allergy2 Drug Allergy or Side EffectKnowing the difference could save your life There is a common misconception that any adverse reaction to a drug is an allergy.  That is definitely not the case.  Reporting to your doctors that you have an allergy to a medication when what you really had was...
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Are my medications causing my Dry Eye?

Dryeyepic   Dry eye is a very common problem.  It affects women more than men and becomes more prevalent as people get older.  It can present in many ways. Symptoms can include a foreign body sensation, burning, stinging, redness, blurred vision and dryness.  Tearing is another symptom and occurs because the...
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