I accidentally took twice as much hydroxychloroquine!

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   Posted 11/23/2016 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I normally take 400mg (2 pills) with dinner and then I take my gabapentin pills at bed time. I don't know why or how but I grabbed my hydroxychloroquine bottle and took out two pills and swallowed them and then realized what I had just done! Am I going to be sick? I can't believe I just did that. I feel like such a moron. UGH

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   Posted 11/23/2016 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
You can call a pharmacy or poison control center.

I had to do that when I doubled my advair by accident.

To prevent this get you a pill box.
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   Posted 11/23/2016 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I doubt it'll make you sick. The medication is used in higher dosages for malaria, just not that high for Lupus.
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