Hydroxychloroquine and breastfeeding

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  1. bookdvd New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine and breastfeeding


    Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. Hydroxychloroquine may be used as part of a combination therapy.

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    The role of hydroxychloroquine HCQ for achieving this control is now recognized. Several studies demonstrate that patients with SLE who continue HCQ during pregnancy have decreased flares and improved pregnancy outcomes, including longer fetal gestation and infants with higher birth weight3,4. The medication is generally well-tolerated, and has even been found safe overall for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. How is This Medication Given? Generally, hydroxychloroquine is given in 200 mg or 400 mg doses, once per day. Higher doses can sometimes be used, but only in adults and not for all cases. From InfantRisk Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is effective in the treatment of malaria but is also used in immune syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. Due to its huge volume of distribution, milk levels are generally quite low, and therefore this drug maybe considered compatible with breastfeeding.

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It isn’t fully understood how this drug works to treat lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. That means you may need to take it with other drugs. It treats malaria by killing the parasites that cause the disease.

    Hydroxychloroquine and breastfeeding

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  7. Apr 21, 2019 Infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. In a small number of infants up to at least 1 year of age, careful follow-up found no adverse effects on growth, vision or hearing.12 International experts indicate that hydroxychloroquine is acceptable during breastfeeding.3456

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    Because no information is available on the daily use of chloroquine during breastfeeding, hydroxychloroquine or another agent may be preferred in this situation, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Drug levels. Chloroquine has a serum half-life of over a month. If you were taking 40mg a day we would recommend waiting 4 hours to breastfeed after a dose and you are already doing that so potentially 75% of the medication is half-life of hydroxychloroquine is 40days, but only 2.9% of your dose is passed into the breast milk. Newer information indicates that infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. In a small number of infants up to at least 1 year of age, careful follow-up found no adverse effects on growth, vision or hearing.12 International experts indicate that hydroxychloroquine is acceptable during breastfeeding.3456

     
  8. mininoob XenForo Moderator

    Was told by the doctor that the med, should help me control the systemic arthrirts(Sjogren syndrome /lupus) after 4-6 months of using the med. I am on plaquenil but also experience some of the same things you do. Can Plaquenil Be Taken Before Or After A Surgery? - Page 5 Plaquenil and surgery - Spondylitis Association of America. What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil?
     
  9. bigptach User

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Can you drink alcohol with plaquenil? - Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.
     
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    Chloroquine Aralen - YouTube A brief video describing the use of chloroquine for the treatment of rheumatoic diseases such as lupus.

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