What does hydroxychloroquine do for lupus

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    What does hydroxychloroquine do for lupus


    It may have both an anti-spirochaete activity and an anti-inflammatory activity, similar to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. And caution is required if patients have certain heart conditions, diabetes, psoriasis etc.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen, and quinacrine Atabrine are medications that were originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II it was also found that these medications were effective in treating the symptoms of lupus. These medications may also prevent lupus from spreading to certain organs, such as the kidney and central nervous system your brain and spinal cord and may help to reduce flares by as much as 50%. Plaquenil and other anti-malarials are the key to controlling lupus long term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is used for short-term treatment of malaria, but it may be used for long-term treatment of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine comes with risks if you.

    For prolonged treatment of lupus or arthritis, adverse effects include the acute symptoms, plus altered eye pigmentation, acne, anaemia, bleaching of hair, blisters in mouth and eyes, blood disorders, convulsions, vision difficulties, diminished reflexes, emotional changes, excessive coloring of the skin, hearing loss, hives, itching, liver problems or liver failure, loss of hair, muscle paralysis, weakness or atrophy, nightmares, psoriasis, reading difficulties, tinnitus, skin inflammation and scaling, skin rash, vertigo, weight loss, and occasionally urinary incontinence. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea. For short-term treatment of acute malaria, adverse effects can include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, heart problems, reduced appetite, headache, nausea and vomiting.

    What does hydroxychloroquine do for lupus

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses, Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.

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  5. Nov 09, 2018 Hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine may also be used for purposes not listed in this.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is generally the first line of treatment for someone who has been diagnosed with lupus. It is used for skin and joint involvement, muscle inflammation, fever, fatigue, pleurisy, to reduce the development of renal kidney disease and chronic damage, and for its steroid-sparing properties. Some medicines can slow down your lupus. Doctors call these DMARDs. This stands for Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD. The brand name is Plaquenil. What does Plaquenil do? Plaquenil relieves pain and swelling and prevents damage to joints. How long does Plaquenil take to work? Plaquenil works very slowly. What Conditions Does This Treat? Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions.

     
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    After several months your doctor will check your joints for swelling and see how you feel. If you must stop it, it will take a while for the side effects to go away. Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information What Is Plaquenil? - American Academy of Ophthalmology Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
  7. zubr11 Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg Tablets Generic Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Rheumatology PATIENT FACT SHEET Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
  8. vicro Guest

    Had to stop taking Plaquenil - Lawchick my name is chellety and yes i have had horrbile side effects with the plaquenil they say it is suppose to be the best medication you can use for lupus but i was getting symptoms of that of a diabetes patient like gout in my toe, it was horrible pain and burning OMG, sounds weird but i stop taking the plaquenil and stuck to predisone.

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  9. MaxSimuZZ Moderator

    Plaquenil - Then it went away, and I haven't had any side effects since. Like Lynnwood said, if the GI distress keeps up for ten or more days, let your doctor know. I've also heard that some people who can't tolerate the generic of plaquenil hydroxychloroquine because of the GI upset do okay on the brand name Plaquenil.

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