What is plaquenil medication used for

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  1. energie Guest

    What is plaquenil medication used for


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    Plaquenil can cause serious liver or heart problems, especially if you use certain medicines at the same time, including other medicines to treat malaria; an antibiotic or antifungal medicine; antiviral medicine to treat hepatitis or HIV/AIDS; antidepressants or antipsychotic medicines; birth. 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. 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.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    What is plaquenil medication used for

    Plaquenil - Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Overdose., Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.

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  3. Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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    PLAQUENIL is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria due to P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax. PLAQUENIL is indicated for the prophylaxis of malaria in geographic areas where chloroquine resistance is not reported. Limitations Of Use In Malaria Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil may also be used for purposes not listed in Plaquenil guide. Plaquenil side effects Some people taking Plaquenil over long periods of time or at high doses have developed irreversible damage to the retina of the eye.

     
  4. Poblodzinsky Moderator

    Plaquenil is used to inhibit disease progression - most of us are started on it immediately and need to remain on it long-term. Generally a rheumy will then choose one of these three; Imuran, Cellcept, or MTX to inhibit the over-active autoimmune system that is Lupus. Others here have gotten great results from either Imuran or MTX. I see that in June you were asking about MTX (Methotrexate). I found that following my Dr's instinct/experience/training gave me good results. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Plaquenil and Imuran drug interactions - eHealthMe Azathioprine Azasan Uses, Side Effects & Dosage
     
  5. Junction User

    Does Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine cause weight loss ? I. Sep 17, 2014 Does mtx and plaquenil hydroxychloroquine cause weight loss? Hi doctors, does plaquenil hydroxychloroquine causes hair loss? I know that low ferritin does, but is it possible that plaquenil would cause hair los; I have lupus and take plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. I've been taking biotin for a while to see if it would help hair loss.

    Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses
     
  6. Jhenya Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight.

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