Does plaquenil cause high blood sugar

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    By Dr Joe. To fully understand what causes high blood sugar levels in non-diabetics, it makes sense to go back to first principles of blood glucose regulation. You will be glad you did, because by the end of this blog post, you will have the fundamental knowledge to connect all the dots regarding why blood sugar may be high in a non-diabetic. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil 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. Corella, Plaquenil does lower blood sugar. I found that out shortly after I began taking it. And from my endocrinologist. Please eat a healthy diet, frequent small meals throughout the day, and make sure you have an adequate protein to carbohydrate ratio in your meals.

    Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines.

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  3. Blood sugar levels Hydroxychloroquine may cause hypoglycemia low blood sugar levels. People with diabetes may find it necessary to monitor their blood sugar more frequently while using this medication. People without diabetes have also been known to experience low blood sugars while taking hydroxychloroquine.

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    Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks. Well, the combination of high sugar levels and SLE is a one two punch to the kidneys. It is very important that you keep your sugar under control. Very hard to control the lupus, but the sugar you have more ability to help with diet and exercise and meds. Taking steroids will play havoc on your sugar levels. Hydroxychloroquine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away. This medicine may cause hypoglycemia low blood sugar.

     
  4. OsakaMan User

    Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil? Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength Started on Plaquenil Although Blood Work was Negative.
     
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    In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug. RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for Rheumatoid. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for.
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety information, and dosage information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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