Hi everyone hope your all well ? So had rheumy yesterday and they have started me on Hydroxy 400mg a day as well as my Sulfasalazine I’m hoping to see a difference soon and get out of this constant flare . If you’ve been on it how did you find it ? If you had any side effects what were they and how long before they showed there ugly face x
New day new drug : Hi everyone hope your all well ? So... - NRAS
I’ve been on hydroxy for about 20 years now and I’ve never had any problems with side effects. Yearly eye tests (which I assume you’ve been told about) as it can cause eye problems in some people. I hope it works for you 😊
I take 200mg HCQ with no issues. However I was on 400mg at one point and then I did have gut issues.
Folk on this site suggested splitting the dose (one with breakfast, one with dinner) and that got rid of the gut issues in a couple of days.
I know others find the coated version of HCQ help them with their side effects, but splitting the dose was enough for me.