What does hydroxychloroquine do for ra

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  1. Liquidator New Member

    What does hydroxychloroquine do for ra


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

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis RA Rheumatoid arthritis RA is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints, as well as other organs in the body. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease. Plaquenil is a DMARD which has been prescribed for years to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. When the first biologic DMARD received FDA-approval in 1998, and as other biologics followed in subsequent years, it appeared as though Plaquenil would become less prescribed. Hydrochloroquine Plaquenil has been a blessing for me. It took about 5 weeks to take effect but my RA is basically a non factor now. I do occasionally experience dry eyes and a little scalp itch but asserting that it's caused by Hydrochloroquine would be anecdotal at best.

    The most serious adverse effects affect the eye, with dose-related retinopathy as a concern even after hydroxychloroquine use is discontinued. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea.

    What does hydroxychloroquine do for ra

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  5. How to use Plaquenil. Lupus and/or rheumatoid arthritis patients will most likely take this medication by mouth, usually once or twice daily or as directed. Hydroxychloroquine generally is given to adults in doses of 200 mg or 400 mg per day. In some cases, higher doses can be used.

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    Reviews and ratings for plaquenil when used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. I rated it an 8 because I do not feel sick after taking it and it does seem to work. "This medication did wonders for my soreness and pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis but if someone would have told me I would have devastating and. Hydroxychloroquine brand namePlaquenil is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD approved for adults with RA. It is often given in combination with methotrexate and sulfasalazine a treatment known as triple therapy, to help slow RA disease progression for patients who do not get relief from methotrexate therapy alone. 1,2 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.

     
  6. rolsekasd New Member

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine myRAteam
     
  7. Vinsent Guest

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Can you take plaquenil hydroxychloroquine if you have. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. What should I watch for taking acetaminophen and plaquenil.
     
  8. WerteR :) Moderator

    Malaria Prophylaxis. The ABCD of Malaria Prophylaxis. Patient Jul 23, 2014 Chloroquine and proguanil are safe during all trimesters and can be given in usual doses in areas where P. falciparum strains are sensitive. If proguanil is used, prescribe folic acid 5 mg daily.

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  9. KosKeller XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil and Alcohol Interaction - Alcohol Explained Plaquenil and Alcohol. Plaquenul generic name hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria which is a disease caused by parasites which usually enter the body from a mosquito bite. It is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosis Malaria is common in areas such as Africa.

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