Plaquenil during pregnancy category

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    Plaquenil during pregnancy category


    This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare providers. Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used to prevent and treat malaria and to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

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    Two women who had taken hydroxychloroquine 200 mg probably sulfate equivalent to 150 mg of base once or twice daily the report is unclear before and during pregnancy had milk levels measured after delivery. Hydroxychloroquine levels in the two mothers were 3 mcg/L at unspecified times after a dose. Objective. To investigate the effect of hydroxychloroquine HCQ in pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. Methods. In SLE pregnancies of a single Dutch center 2000–2015, lupus activity and flares before and during pregnancy and postpartum were assessed using the SLE Disease Activity Index SLEDAI/SLEPDAI SLEDAI adjusted for pregnancy. The role of hydroxychloroquine HCQ for achieving this control is now recognized. Several studies demonstrate that patients with SLE who continue HCQ during pregnancy have decreased flares and improved pregnancy outcomes, including longer fetal gestation and infants with higher birth weight3,4.

    For more information on rheumatoid arthritis or lupus in pregnancy please see the Mother To Baby fact sheet on those topics at: https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/rheumatoid-arthritis/pdf or https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/lupus-pregnancy/pdf/. Hydroxychloroquine is sold under several brand names, including Plaquenil®.

    Plaquenil during pregnancy category

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  6. Anti-malarial drugs hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine are considered pregnancy category C drugs. While there is evidence of risk for damage to the eye and ear, if the benefits of these drugs in controlling RA symptoms are judged to outweigh the risks, they may continue to be used during pregnancy. 1,2

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    Hydroxychloroquine is usually considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using hydroxychloroquine during pregnancy see Plaquenil and Pregnancy for more information. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

     
  7. Dec0der Well-Known Member

    Toxic maculopathy is a form of retinal toxicity that is associated with antimalarial agents such as plaquenil and chloroquine. The ABCs of OCT Multimodal Imaging in Plaquenil Toxicity Outer Retinal Layers as Predictors of Vision Loss
     
  8. Tax Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ A Case of Severe Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Description and Brand Names.
     
  9. parrotbird Well-Known Member

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. Hydroxychloroquine is sometimes combined with methotrexate for additive benefits for signs and symptoms or as part of a regimen of “triple therapy” with methotrexate and sulfasalazine. Mechanism The mechanism of action of antimalarials in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but is thought to involve changes in antigen presentation or effects on the innate immune system.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
     
  10. alertus New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine dosage recommendations often ignored. Mar 08, 2017 An audit of 100 patients seen at any of nine Canadian rheumatology clinics during early 2016 showed that 30% of patients were not on appropriate weight-based hydroxychloroquine dosages, and 13% of patients on the drug had not received a baseline retinal assessment during their first year of treatment, Sahil Koppikar, MD, reported in a poster.

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