Best alternative to plaquenil

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  1. Galls Moderator

    Best alternative to plaquenil


    I couldn't tolerate the generic, but the brand name has a coating for the stomach. Wallace's book and found the stats, plus my rheumie telling me much the same, that many people with lupus (something like 40% or more) "present" with GI problems. Meaning long enough to start to sort out whether your problems were mainly from the disease or from the med?

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    My family doctor just suggested 3 ALEVE per day as an alternative- she HATES Plaquenil -my rheumatologist prescribes it for everyone she says right off the bat- and it is DANGEROUS The alternative to Plaquenil is a slightly different anti malarial called Quinacrine. Plaquenil replaced Quinacrine formerly called Atabrine for anti malarial prophylaxis so now the Quinacrine has to be made up into pills or gel capsules by a compounding pharmacy. If you google you will find details of compounding pharmacies. Quinacrine Atabrine is another alternative, but it is prescribed less often because it can sometimes cause a yellow discoloration of the skin. It is sometimes given in addition to hydroxychloroquine if the patient does not respond to Plaquenil alone.

    Although I take Enbrel, and MTX, neither one work as well as the Plaquenil and the fatigue and joint pain have returned full force. I had to get off of plaquenil as well b/c of toxicity and benign tumors behind my eyes. Hi there, I normally post on the arthritis board, and due to toxicity of the Plaquenil after 2 years, I have had to discontinue it, since I failed the visual field testing. I'm sure you do feel like you're losing your mind.(((hugs)))Pat Hi there, I had put a posting about this a few weeks ago on here.

    Best alternative to plaquenil

    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Discontinued Plaquenil.other options?

  2. Hydroxychloroquine cousins
  3. 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.

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    Plaquenil certainly has risks, though at the dose taken for Sjogren's they are relatively low. I've been on Plaquenil several times for a multiyear period, but never felt I got any benefit from it. Others here have had good results, and a few have had bad reactions. I don't know of a natural product that is chemically similar to plaquenil. My rheumy has just prescribed Plaquenil for my SS. Reading the warnings, I see that there is concern about effects on the eyes retinas. I am very concerned about this and am wondering if anyone out there has been put on an alternative drug to treat their SS. I have several issues with my. Substitutes and alternatives to Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine for uses like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and Malaria Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Alternatives & Similar Drugs - Skip to full site navigation

     
  4. MainTain XenForo Moderator

    Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, excluding the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, for it started to develop widespread resistance to it. CHLOROQUINE sulfate or phosphate oral - Essential drugs Evaluation of the paediatric dose of chloroquine in the. Chloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures.
     
  5. hawkdk XenForo Moderator

    Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone) Adults: 1 adult tablet daily. Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling. CDC - Malaria - Travelers - Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria Tafenoquine Approved for Malaria Prophylaxis and Treatment.
     
  6. SvT Well-Known Member

    Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Aug 14, 2017 In 2005, Lareb, the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre, reported that it received three reports of permanent hearing loss and tinnitus after long-term Plaquenil use. The article mentioned that hydroxychloroquine is chemically related to other drugs that have known toxic effects on hearing 2. Other Side Effects

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  7. Byacheslav Well-Known Member

    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis The usual starting dose of Plaquenil is 200 mg twice a day or 400 mg once a day, administered orally, in people weighing 80 kg or more.   The usual dosage works for most people who take Plaquenil, but it is possible to increase or decrease the dose based on individual needs. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity.

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