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    Posted: 05 March 2011 at 9:06am
Just wondering if anyone here has taken Chloroquine for Erosive Inflammatory Osteoarthritis? I just started this drug. I hope it works! Plaquenil worked for me, but I had an allergic reaction after taking it for six months. Plaquenil and chloroquine are similar, but the Rheumy thinks I will have a better chance of not developing an allergic reaction w/the Chloroquine. EOA doesn't appear to be very common. Any input would be appreciated.

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Hi Vee,
you can check this study about the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of erosive osteoarthritis: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7473478
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are related drugs, but hydroxychloroquine differs from chloroquine by the presence of a hydroxyl group at the end of the side chain.
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I used to take chloriquin phosphate for RA and I loved it. I had good results and no side effects. As with just about anything I take for an extended period of time I eventually many months down the road developed a rash on my arm.
 
Good luck I hope you see good results and do not become allergic to it. I am one of those super sensitive to medicine types so hundreds of things tend to set me off.


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