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Localized Scleroderma

Symptoms and Treatments

 

 

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Most Common
Side Effects

     
Medications  
(None proven in controlled trials; the following have been used)
     

Hydroxychloroquine
sulfate
(Plaquenil®)

Unclear Headache, itching, nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, retinal disorder, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.
     

Methotrexate

Suppress
immune
response
Diarrhea, decreased appetite, serum acid uric increased, mouth inflammation, liver and kidney disorder, nausea, mouth sores, skin rash.
     

Prednisone

Suppress
inflammation
Dyspepsia, insomnia, nervousness anxiety, hyperglycemia, increased appetite, headache, dizziness, glaucoma.
     
PUVA
(phototherapy)
Decrease skin thickening Burning, itching, nausea, skin aging.

 

Scleroderma Medications Guide (Canada)

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