What does plaquenil do for autoimmune diseases

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    What does plaquenil do for autoimmune diseases


    In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias (joint pain), dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    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. Plaquenil itself probably does not have a direct affect on your immune system - it is a DMARD and is not considered to be an immunosuppressant. However, many with active autoimmune diseases feel that they are not succeptible to many of the common viruses that they are exposed to - somewhat of a silver lining. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. It is not clear why hydroxychloroquine is effective at treating autoimmune diseases.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

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    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 lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. Plaquenil belongs in a class of medications known as disease-modifying. After 1 1/2 yrs of my Rheumatologist after me to take the Plaquenil, I'm finally doing it. I have an eye doctors appointment this week and I'll take my first pill after the check up. I am so very scared of it. Thanks to luppylupus Thank you for explaining what the Plaquenil does and how it does it.

     
  4. dink New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Plaquenil, anyone taking this, and ha. - Hughes Syndrome Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Sound like Lupus. lupus
     
  5. sarportal Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine Professional Patient Advice - Medication Cautions in Macular Degeneration - AMDF Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dosing, indications.
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Precautions - Mayo Clinic Serious skin reactions can occur during treatment with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have any of the following symptoms while using this medicine blistering, peeling, or loose skin, red skin lesions, severe acne or skin rash, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills while you are using this medicine.

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  7. Sudden New Member

    Antiprotozoal Drugs Nursing Pharmacology Study Guide - Nurseslabs Jun 07, 2019 Chloroquine, the mainstay of. Nursing Considerations. Here are important nursing considerations when administering other antiprotozoal agents Nursing Assessment.

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