Common side effects may include:
headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
loss of appetite, weight loss;
mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable;
skin rash or itching; or.
hair loss.Plaquenil is contraindicated in: • patients with pre-existing maculopathy of the eye • Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 2. • in the presence of retinal or visual field changes attributable to any 4-aminoquinoline compound • long-term therapy in children • children under 6 years of age.
Plaquenil is indicated for the suppressive treatment and treatment of acute attacks of malaria due to Plasmodium vivax, p. malaria. p. ovale and susceptible strains of p. falciparum. It is also indicated for the treatment of discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis