What does plaquenil do for autoimmune diseases

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  1. Paul095 Moderator

    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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    Apr 06, 2014 My optometrist told me that the vision side effect was typically seen in patients taking Plaquenil for malaria at a much higher dose than those taking it for connective tissue disorders. She said that if the vision side effect is caught early, it is usually reversible. R/Autoimmune There are over 80 different autoimmune disorders ranging in severity from mild to disabling, depending on which system of the body is Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts 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.

    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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  7. 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.

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    Yes, Plaquenil suppresses the immune system. Autoimmune disease such as Sjogrens occurs when the body gets "confused" and attacks healthy tissue instead of just attacking the germs. Basically, the immune system is a bit out of control. Plaquenil works by suppressing the immune system. Which is what its supposed to do. I went additionally on Imuran about 8 weeks ago and have had more drastic symptom reduction, but that's because Imuran is an immune suppressants whereas plaquenil is an immune modulator/anti malarial. As a heads up plaquenil took 14 weeks for me to feel the full effects. The mechanism of action is thought to be anti-inflammatory, but Plaquenil also seems to reduce sensitivity to sunlight. It has also been noted recently that smoking reduces the effectiveness of Plaquenil in treating lupus, thus, smoking cessation should be instituted in all patients taking Plaquenil. More About Autoimmune diseases DERMATOMYOSITIS

     
  8. SergeyM User

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil - YouTube Hydroxychloroquine tablets - Cleveland Clinic
     
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    The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Sun allergy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic Lupus and Photosensitivity When the Sun is Your Enemy. Hydroxychloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings.
     
  10. rrrrrrrrr Guest

    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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  11. Yaroslav Ivanov Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate Drug / Medicine. Plaquenil helps most people with rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, DLE, treatment of malaria and the control of malaria symptoms, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can.

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