It may be 12 weeks or longer before you notice any benefit.
You can have vaccinations while on hydroxychloroquine and there’s no particular reason to avoid alcohol. It's generally considered to be safe in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Before you start taking hydroxycholoroquine, yourhealthcare team will discuss other treatment options with you. You may need a blood test and eye test.
While taking hydroxycholoroquine,your sight will be monitored and you should report any visual symptoms. Some drugs interact with hydroxychloroquine so you should discuss any new medications (including complementary medicines) with your doctor before starting them, and you should always tell any other doctor treating you that you’re taking hydroxychloroquine.