Does plaquenil affect your immune system

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    Does plaquenil affect your immune system


    It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability.

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    Mar 23, 2014 I doubt it is the Plaquenil affecting your immune system, but the actual Lupus itself as it can affects the white blood cells and lower them so we get every infection going. You need to speak to your rheumy for more clarification in your case. Aug 02, 2010 Basically, the immune system is a bit out of control. Plaquenil works by suppressing the immune system. Unfortunately you can't tell it to attack just the germs so you suppress all of its function to spare your healthy tissue- in your husband's case, his eyes, mouth, throat. NOTE Plaquinil and hydroxychloroquine are essentially the same drug. Plaquenil changes the way your immune system works. In some kinds of lupus, your immune system attacks your body instead of protecting it. Plaquenil tries to quiet or slow down the immune system. How do you take Plaquenil? You take Plaquenil as a pill 1 or 2 times a day. Take the pills with food or milk. Your body weight will tell your doctor.

    Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

    Does plaquenil affect your immune system

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    Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take up to six months' constant use before an effect is seen in RA 1. I think you need to discuss this issue with your RD. Let him or her know you want some control, but not to make your immune system go permanently insane. I do think that Plaquenil is the mildest drug you can find. I think they all get stronger and more immune-suppressant from there, but I might be wrong! Your doctor will advise you on how to obtain quinacrine if this becomes your advised method of treatment. How do anti-malarial drugs control lupus symptoms? Anti-malarial medications help to control lupus in several ways by modulating the immune system without predisposing you to infection.

     
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    Suppression: 400 mg (310 mg base) orally on the same day every week Comments: -Suppressive therapy should begin 2 weeks prior to exposure; however, failing this, an initial dose of 800 mg (620 mg base) may be taken in 2 divided doses (6 hours apart). QTc Prolongation by Psychotropic Drugs and the Risk of. CDC - NIOSH Publications and Products - NIOSH List of. Quetiapine vs Risperidone Comparison -
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and Recommendations. Aug 30, 2011 Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine both belong to the quinolone family and share similar clinical indications and side effects, including retinal toxicity. Chloroquine-induced retinal toxicity was first described in 1959 and the retinal toxic effects of hydroxychloroquine were later described in 1967 3, 4.

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  9. necmimaden Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Take hydroxychloroquine for the full prescribed length of time for malaria. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. When treating lupus or arthritis, tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 months of treatment. Before taking this medicine. You should not use hydroxychloroquine if you are allergic.

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