Lupus alternatives to plaquenil

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    Lupus alternatives to plaquenil


    But Chloroquine has significantly higher rate of retinal toxicity, so it isn't used much anymore. Also, Plaquenil appears to effectively reduce flares in patients with lupus not necessarily by suppressing immunity. Read more Anxiety over potential eye problems with Hydroxychloroquine is completely unwarranted if the dose is kept below 6mg/kg (2.2lbs) of body weight. Read more See 1 more doctor answer It can cause eye problems so you need to see an ophthalmologist and peridoic screenings. Read more Results are very good, particulary when used alone and better with methotrexate.

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    Hydroxychloroquine, brand name Plaquenil, is a time-tested and often-used medication that is typically a first line of defense in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as RA and lupus. The two types of antimalarials most often prescribed today for lupus are hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® and chloroquine Aralen®. Unlike the rapid response seen with steroids, it may take months before antimalarial drugs improve your lupus symptoms. I to have been taking plaquenil for at least 6 to 8 months not sure a lil lupie lol anyway and i do feel a difference in my eyes plus my liver enzymes are up i believe that the highest is 47 and mines is 48 the doc says not dangerously high but we need to keep an eye on it. im not sure but i thought that the enzymes were up cuz of the prednisone but now ill have to ask the doc. i too want.

    Chloroquine can be substituted for Plaquenil but only in limited circumstances. Please provide more detailed information if you want a more specific answer. Read more See 1 more doctor answer Depends on what you are being treated for.... Read more While plaquenyl is a slow acting but effective drug, Prednisone is used in much higher doses in active sle. Arthritis (non-deforming) or arthralgias associated with the disease will have substantial pain relief with a dose this low. It's infusion intervals are longer, because the turnover of recptors is slower than the production of tnf-a itself. So other meds like Imuran and Cell Cept (mycophenolate mofetil) also reduce flares, but also increases infection. Read more It depends why you are taking Plaquenil in the first place. Apart from some stomach quiziies, I have never stopped this drug, as long as it demonstrated it is working. Other than that we see a few people who have increased skin pigmentation called "plaquenil ochronosis". The dirrence with Remicade (infliximab) is that it blocks the tnf-a receptor, rather than binding tnf-a itself, but it accomplishes the same thing.

    Lupus alternatives to plaquenil

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses, Medications used to treat lupus Lupus Foundation of America

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  6. Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    I am so afraid to take plaquenil for lupus treatment! any natural cure? Does anyone has an experience with plaquenil? or some one knows a natural way to cure lupus? I am currently taking oil fish, cellfood and recovery for joint pain and multi-vitamins. Other than medicine, additional lupus treatments include Surgery and transplants. In severe cases, lupus can cause damage to the organs -- especially the kidneys. Substitutes and alternatives to Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine for uses like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and Malaria

     
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    After several months your doctor will check your joints for swelling and see how you feel. If you must stop it, it will take a while for the side effects to go away. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria How long does it take for plaquenil hydroxychloroquine to work with. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More
     
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    Plaquenil vs. Aralen Prescription Treatment for Malaria. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil is available in generic form.

    Conditions that Plaquenil Oral Treats - WebMD