Precautions and Warnings With Hydroxychloroquine
You should not take hydroxychloroquine if you:
- Are allergic to hydroxychloroquine sulfate, Plaquenil, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Are allergic to any similar anti-malarial medications.
- Have ever had eye problems due to hydroxychloroquine or any similar anti-malarial medications.
Also, children should not take hydroxychloroquine for long-term use, although short-term use for malaria prevention and treatment is okay.
There are a number of situations in which hydroxychloroquine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions with hydroxychloroquine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions that may apply to you.