How effective is Plaquenil for Scleroderma (Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma))?
Overall ratings: 2.7/5
Long term ratings: 3.0/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high
This is a review of how effective Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is for Scleroderma. The study is based on 11 reports from user community and is updated continuously.
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What is Plaquenil
Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,492 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Scleroderma (hard skin) (latest reports from 10,872 patients) can be treated by Plaquenil, Cellcept.
On Sep, 19, 2014: 11 people are studied for taking Plaquenil in Scleroderma
Plaquenil effectiveness for Scleroderma (number of people):
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- So does hydroxychloroquine cause celiac desease?
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I can lift my arm out in front of me but not out to the side!! The diclofenac doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions? Has anyone been on benlysta?
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Recent studies of taking Plaquenil in Scleroderma on eHealthMe:
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