Can you take antibiotics while on hydroxychloroquine?

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Dorthy Russel asked a question: Can you take antibiotics while on hydroxychloroquine?
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Using hydroxychloroquine with common antibiotic increases cardiovascular risk.

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Plaquenil ® ( hydroxychloroquine sulfate) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to Plaquenil drug interactions include: Certain beta blockers, such as: Bisoprolol ( Zebeta ®) Metoprolol ( Lopressor ®, Toprol XL ®) Propranolol ( Inderal ®) Sotalol ( Betapace ®)

While ongoing clinical trials are still evaluating the use of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin in outpatients, the existing data suggest that it is unlikely that clinical benefits will be identified for these agents.

Consequently, does hydroxychloroquine cause sun sensitivity? The use of celecoxib can cause a sun rash reaction. Methotrexate is often listed as causing sun sensitivity.Sulfasalazine more commonly causes sunburn reactions, but sun rash has also been reported.Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial, is another well-known cause of drug-induced sun sensitivity.

The combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin has been linked to significant cardiovascular risks, including mortality, in the largest safety study ever performed comparing hydroxychloroquine treatment to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

While the study is new, the information about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine has been known since April of 2020. Doctors around the country were prescribing it with positive results.

Posted 1/5/2011 8:57 AM (GMT -6) My RA doctor and I had a long discussion about this because I get a lot of sinus infections. He will not take me off MTX while taking antibiotic (even penicillian) because you are only on antibiotic about 10 days and you would only miss one dose of MTX. It's still loaded in your system.

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