Itching after taking chloroquine

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  1. Margulis77 Well-Known Member

    Itching after taking chloroquine


    My skin turns red, and it feels like something is biting me. It's bad around my ankles and the tops of my feet, my arms, and I get red blotches and spots on my chest.

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    Unbearable itch after withdrawal of antihistamines is not a common phenomenon. A PubMed search revealed no published reports of this association. However, there has been extensive discussion about the occurrence of pruritus after withdrawal of levocetirizine on several patient forums and blogs 5, 6. But if the rash and itching started after you started the new medicine you should always check with your doctor because it could be an allergic reaction to one of the compounds that makes up the pill. Several studies have suggested that there could be heredo-familial factors influencing chloroquine induced pruritus2,9,10. Study has shown that, 133 40.20% of 331 patients experienced itching to chloroquine and all those prone to itching to chloroquine did so after oral administration of the drug.

    I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this and what they did to help it! I was reading online and some people had mentioned that the name brand Plaquenil didn't cause such a severe reaction.

    Itching after taking chloroquine

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    Most of the patients described were African or of African descent with dark skin who had been exposed to the sun. One was a Hispanic patient who developed vitiligo-like skin depigmentation after 1 month of chloroquine therapy for cutaneous lupus erythematosus. The skin rapidly repigmented after discontinuation of chloroquine therapy. How long does Hydroxychloroquine stay in your system? Asked 2 Nov. Topics pruritus, hydroxychloroquine, hydroxyzine. After taking hydroxychloroquine for only two months I started itching, I called my doctor and she told me to stop taking and prescribed hydroxyzine for the itch but after two weeks still bothered with itching. Can't get in to. While hydroxychloroquine is considered a relatively safe medication, like all medications there are potential risks. These include body rashes that often will itch. The rash typically occurs in the first 6 weeks and is usually mild. In general, the rash will resolve within 2 weeks after stopping the drug.

     
  4. sinol XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Lupus-Specific Skin Disease and Skin Problems Johns Hopkins. Plaquenil shortage. - Don't Take M365 Pills Before Reading This LoyalMD
     
  5. romb Well-Known Member

    At Healthfully, we strive to deliver objective content that is accurate and up-to-date. Can I have high blood pressure from Plaquenil? Can Plaquenil cause Low Blood Pressure? - Page 3 Plaquenil and Red blood cell count decreased - eHealthMe
     
  6. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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  7. PeterWM New Member

    Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Chloroquine is the generic form of the brand-name prescription medicine Aralen, which is used to prevent and treat malaria — a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite — and to treat amebiasis, an infection of the intestines caused by a parasite.

    Aralen Chloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.