How does hydroxychloroquine help lupus

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    How does hydroxychloroquine help lupus


    Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis.

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    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. It does help me I see someone Spanky in a comment said they have Behcet’s. I have that also and never knew anyone else that had it. 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. Plaquenil is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA to treat inflammation associated with lupus in people whose symptoms have not responded to drugs with lower risk for side effects. Plaquenil is also known by its drug name, Hydroxychloroquine.

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

    How does hydroxychloroquine help lupus

    Hydroxychloroquine in systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's.

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  4. 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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    Hydroxychloroquine is primarily used to treat or prevent malaria that is caused by mosquito bites. It is not effective against chloroquine-resistant malaria strains. It can also be used in conjunction with other prescription medications to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Plaquenil is effective for Lupus patients, as well as people with UCTD described to me by a rheumatologist as "Lupus-like" or "Lupus-lite" or "mild Lupus". So it's very possible to be on Plaquenil without having a formal Lupus diagnosis. To get a Lupus diganosis you need to have 4 or more of 11 Lupus criteria, within a 5 year period. Hydroxychloroquine is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARDregulates the activity of the immune system, which may be overactive in some conditions. Hydroxychloroquine can modify the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

     
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  6. DOS Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. TalkChloroquine - Wikipedia Chloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term. Mefloquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term -
     
  7. vagrand New Member

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as.

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