I'm still not completely clear so thought I'd ask the oracle forum... Is Hydroxychloroquine an immunosuppresant? I understand that if it isn't effective then 'proper' immunosuppresants are the next step in treating Lupus, so I never really get if H does have a mild (or not so mild) immunoS effect. My daughter is on Hydroxychloroquine with no other medication (no steroids so far) and has been pretty well for a while, but started uni and got a massive cold, which shows no sign of reducing even after 2 weeks. I don't know if it's powerful hold on her could be connected to either Lupus or Hydroxych.
I realise this is small fry compared to many people's issues on this site, but I'd love to know the answer as it will help prepare for possible future infections etc.