Plaquenil for inflammatory osteoarthritis

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  1. sexlatinas Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil for inflammatory osteoarthritis


    Answer: For most people familiar with osteoarthritis (OA), the term “inflammatory osteoarthritis” sounds like an oxymoron. However, there is a form of OA that is clearly inflammatory.

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    Off-label use Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, primary Sjögren’s Syndrome extraglandular manifestations, inflammatory osteoarthritis; ADULT DOSING. 200-400 mg PO daily in a single or divided dose tablets are 200 mg. To reduce the risk of retinopathy, do not exceed 5 mg/kg/day or 400 mg PO daily. DOSE ADJUSTMENT Plaquenil has been used as an "off-label" treatment -- meaning it's approved for uses other than to treat osteoarthritic hand pain -- but there's been little evidence about its effectiveness. Side Effects Nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember.

    For someone unfamiliar with inflammatory osteoarthritis, it can easily be confused with other forms of inflammatory arthritis that affect the fingers, such as RA or psoriatic arthritis. It typically comes on suddenly in middle-aged women, affecting the last (closest to the fingernail) and middle joints of the fingers.

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    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Just wondered if anyone here ever heard of inflammatory osteoarthritis. I know I had never heard of it until my rheumatologist said that is what I have.along w/osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. So, he started me on 400 mg of Plaquenil a day and he just upped it to 600 mg a day. Oct 27, 2014 Rheumatoid arthritis RA and inflammatory OA synovial tissue have a similar pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine profile. OA cartilage shows lower production of proteoglycans, type II collagen, and IL-1β. Moreover, HCQ potentiates Fas-mediated apoptosis of synoviocytes. This background and the knowledge of the effectiveness in RA patients raise the question of whether this drug may also be effective in hand OA.

     
  4. mrspm Guest

    Chloroquine is an anti-malaria medicine that works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Bafilomycin A1 Autophay inhibitor V-ATPase inhibition Chloroquine treatment of ARPE-19. - PubMed Central PMC
     
  5. gunslinger User

    PAN Foundation - Rheumatoid Arthritis The patient must be getting treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The patient must have Medicare health insurance that covers his or her qualifying medication or product. The patient’s medication or product must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications. The patient’s income must fall at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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  6. TriA New Member

    Lupus, Humor, and Wellness Growing Back that Gorgeous Head of Hair This post spoke pretty directly to me as I have both been on Plaquenil and have lost all my hair when I was originally diagnosed w Lupus 15 years ago and experienced some serious weight loss while on dialysis and thru the first few month after my kidney transplant alittle less than a year ago.

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