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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Allergy In Children
Hydroxychloroquine: This is a medication that is classified as an antimalarial drug. However, it has a number of other uses including lupus, arthritis, and various other autoimmune disorders. As with other drugs, an allergic reaction may be manifested by rash, headaches, blurred vision, or GI upset. Severe toxicities may result in changes of the retina. The drug is used based on the body weight. ...Read more
This is a medication that is classified as an antimalarial drug. However, it has a number of other uses including lupus, arthritis, and various other autoimmune disorders. As with other drugs, an allergic reaction may be manifested by rash, headaches, blurred vision, or GI upset. Severe toxicities may result in changes of the retina. The drug is used based ...Read more
What other treatment can I have instead of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) I have sjogrens I had allergie with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
There are several.: I am following over 100 pts with primary Sjogren's. If Plaguenyl cannot be used, oral gold (Ridaura) is an excellent option. A new drug, not yet indicated for Sjogren's, but in FDA approved trials is Rituxan (rituximab). Anecdotal reports suggest promising things. No other drugs are of agreed upon use. I believe "pulsing" with dexamethasone is of use, but no trials exist. ...Read more
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial, is used to treat RA and SLE. Although called "immune-suppresive" it does not have a powerful effect on the immune system. We are still understanding how it works and in general it regulates the communication of immune cells / lymphocytes. More precisely, it reduces toll-like receptors signaling, which reduces immune cell activation and inflammation. ...Read more
A Rash: The most common symptom of a plaquenil allergy is a rash. ...Read more
Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and. Other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...Read more
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has many side effects. Some common ones include dizziness, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, diarrhea, itching, and sensitiviy to sun. More serious side effects which are more rare include certain types of anemia, muscle pain, and liver problems, among others. Despite the fact that what you describe is not officially under it's side effect profile, it still could be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Side effects:: Studies at the cleveland clinic and albany medical college clearly demonstrate that ocular toxicity with ho-q is based solely on getting more the recommended 6mg/kg of body weight. I have never seen ocular toxicity in 1000's of patient I have treated. The most common complaint is queasiness of the stomach when starting it. There are other side-effects, but I've never seen them. ...Read more
Side effects: Usual side effects are stomach upset and rahshes. Occ headaches. Take the med at lower dose with food and if you can't tolerate tne maximum dose it may still be effective. Vision problems are very rare these s[ecialist and get an opthalmology referral quickly. ...Read more
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg has really helped me how long will I have to take I have sjogrens?
Depends: Often its use is long term but it depends on the manifestations of your sjogrens. The good news it is helping, as many people with sjogren's will discover, but consider the alternative that it might not work. It needs to be monitored, as does any medication. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is but why would you want to? ...Read more
Nadolol, plaqeunil: You can take them with wine but why would you wan't to. When you're taking meds, adding another chemical isn't necessarily a great idea. ...Read more
Ok...: That an be an appropriate treatment - how are you doing? If you are still suffering, talk to your rheumatologist about your symptoms and explore other options. ...Read more
No: No not reallyGet a more detailed answer ›
Does plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent/slow down organs from being attacked, or just mask lupus symptoms?
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Or hydroxychloroquine is actually an antimalarial medication but it is useful in treating inflammation such as found in lupus. It works by shutting off part of the immune system, so it's not really masking the symptoms- it's stopping the disease process in your case. Be sure to have regular check ups while on this medicine, esp eye examinations. That's one of the dangerous side effects 2 look out4 ...Read more
Vertigo from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is is possible the side affect will go away if we try a lower dosage?
I have Lupus and now taking 400mg of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Started 4days ago. Will I start getting some energy back?
Time: Plaquenil is an excellent drug for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of lupus but it takes time to have an effect. Drugs like ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) often have noticeable effects within hours whereas Plaquenil may take weeks to months. The advantages of Plaquenil are safety and overall disease control. Stay with it. ...Read more
Dx w/ lcv- plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and colcrys kept at bay. I've gained weight & considered "obese"-began w/flares again. Can that be a factor?
LCV: Rx Issues: The issue with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not your total weight, but your lean body mass (lbm). You may weigh 160 lbs, but your lbm might be only 120. The less the lbm, the greater the danger of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) toxicity, including retinal and liver problems. This is a complex problem, and you should definitely seek immediate evaluation by your provider and follow up to avoid exacerbating your vasculitis or eye probs. ...Read more
Dr. Stated plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) could also be the reason for my vertigo - could vertigo really start 8 months after taking it? I don't want to stop this drug.
Hydroxychloroquine: This drug can produce numerous side-effects with neurological overtones, including vertigo, but it is unusual (although not impossible) to have these develop after 8 mos of treatment. Suggest you work this out with the rheumatologist to see whether this may be related more to your underlying illness than to the plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Sound like you are already having this assessed. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello I asked you about effective medicine for lupus and you answered me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is good for this problem. Is it counter medicine or not? What kind
See details: It is a prescription med and it needs to be prescribed and monitored by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Child on methotrexate 25mg rheumo just added plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for jra. How long will it take for plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to work? If this doesn't help what next step?
See details: It will take 6 weeks to 3 months to really work and may take up to 6 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. ...Read more
Only if. ...: Long term studies show conclusively that your daily dosage per body weight is the only factor predicting macular / retinal problems. The safe dose is less than 7.0 mg/kg of body weight. We err on the safe side and give 6.0 mg. Not one of nearly 2200 pts @ the cleveland clinic was seen with eye issues @ this dose. Difficulty with focusing is common early, but goes away. ...Read more
Identical: Identical. The former is a trade name for the latter. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more