In the last six months my hearing in my good ear (I'm deaf in the left) has gotten worse in 7 out of 9 frequencies. At this rate I'll be completly deaf in a few years. It seems my current meds aren't doing the job but I hate to go to something stronger. Just out of curousity do you live in the mountains (as your screen name implies) If so, do you live in Colorado? I am not in the mountains but live on the front range, just outside of Boulder. I see the rheumy next week and I'm wondering if he's going to change my meds (Imuran and Plaquenil). No one know for sure if the deafness in my left ear is from the lupus, but with the right ear going now, I need to get as much info as I can. I haven;t heard much about hearing loss in lupus, so I looked it up. Lupylisa Hearing loss is more strongly associated with Sjogren's than with lupus or RA, but can happen. What helps nausea from plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a dy Chloroquine hydrochloride physicochemical properties Hearing loss is more strongly associated with Sjogren's than with lupus or RA, but can happen. I recall that Plaquenil is associated with hearing loss so your doc has to consider whether it's a totally unrelated to either, b related to your lupus, c related to your medications, or d a combination of both. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. I recently saw my docd made him aware I had a hearing test which showed some hearing loss. The only thing I can think of is it being caused by the Sjogren's, I'm only 31. Anyway he suggested Plaquenil for disease progression. I did my research on the net and discovered Plaquenil is listed as an ototoxic medication. Now I'm confused. Because I have Sjogren's my rheumatologist thought it was more likely the disease than the medication, and kept me on Plaquenil, but others may have a different response. Any information and personal experiences you can share are welcome. I recall that Plaquenil is associated with hearing loss so your doc has to consider whether it's (a) totally unrelated to either, (b) related to your lupus, (c) related to your medications, or (d) a combination of both. Plaquenil hearing loss Who Is at Risk for Vision Loss with Plaquenil? - American., Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria Simple synthesis of chloroquinePrescribing hydroxychloroquine for ra for med studentsHydroxychloroquine 3dHydroxychloroquine itp Now have extreme tinnitus and greatly reduce hearing in right ear and beginning to lose the left ear hearing. All testing showed nothing. Now have a hearing aid for left ear and a possible Meniere"s diagnosis. No one is sure what went wrong. I and 68 years old and female. Seems I fit the profile for sudden hearing loss from the drug Plaquenil. Plaquenil, anyone taking this, and ha. - Hughes Syndrome. Hearing and plaquenil - Sjogren's World. Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid.. Irreversible hearing loss was developed following long-term therapy with hydroxychloroquine. The present case was a HIV-positive man who developed hearing loss following short course one month hydroxychloroquine therapy and his problem was resolved following discontinuation of hydroxychloroquine and continuation of prednisolone." There is no severity or recovery of Hearing loss reported by people who take Plaquenil yet. This review analyzes people have Hearing loss with Plaquenil from sources other than FDA, and is updated regularly. eHealthMe has been monitoring drugs since 2008. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications. On. Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects.