Hydroxychloroquine and drinking alcohol

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  1. AlMin Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine and drinking alcohol


    However, please do talk to the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine.

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    Can drinking alcohol make arthritis worse? Learn more about how alcohol affects your arthritis and how to make drinking less risky for people with arthritis. “Two options are hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, which is a mild medication, and sulfasalazine Azulfidine, which can be used in patients with alcohol use and/or mild liver disease. While you are taking hydroxychloroquine, annual eye tests are recommended. May I drink alcohol while taking hydroxychloroquine? There is no particular reason for you to avoid alcohol while taking hydroxychloroquine, although it is advisable to adopt sensible drinking habits in line with the NHS guidelines. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Alcohol interaction warning.

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  4. There's no known interaction between alcohol and hydroxychloroquine. However, if you're also taking methotrexate you should keep well within the recommended limits no more than 14 units of alcohol per week for adults as methotrexate can interact with alcohol and affect your liver. In some circumstances your doctor may advise lower limits.

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    So technically, it’s probably not a good idea to drink any alcohol while taking methotrexate. That being said, drinking one standard glass of alcohol once a week probably is safe. This is a bit of a touchy subject, and you should discuss this more with your doctor. If you click the following link, I have a full article dedicated to this topic. I also take Methotrexate, along with Plaquenil plus many others and I don't drink any alcohol. Then again, this is an individual decision. I would run it by my doctor and see if they thought it was ok. You then could either drink a little wine, or abstain. I have read where a glass of wine OCCASIONALLY wouldn't hurt. Low blood sugar has happened with hydroxychloroquine. Sometimes, this has been very bad and could be life-threatening. Talk with the doctor. Check your blood sugar as you have been told by your doctor. Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol. Low blood cell counts have happened with hydroxychloroquine.

     
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