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Medicine For Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Allergy
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
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
Only. 01% have: That means that 1 in 10, 000 people taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) reported having a false positive result on a urine drug screen. If that happens to anyone w/ a Rx for it - I'll wager that it would be recognized as an error and no bad consequences would happen for the individual. Don't worry. Best! ...Read more
I am on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for sjogren's sydeome. What is the drug supposed to do? How do I know it's working
Various: While it may not cure or improve sjogren's significantly, you might expect slowing the progression of your symptoms, such as dryness of your eyes, mouth, throat and other mucosal surfaces (nose, for example). ...Read more
Prescribed plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for P.A.- mild psoriasis + other conditions+strong fam history, what are chances of severe psoriasis outbreak from drug? Thanks!
Is plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) a good medicine to use when treating jra? What should I know about this medicine?
JRA and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Plaquneil typically has a mild treatment effect. It is used more in adults with arthritis than with kids. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not typically a mainstay for children with jra as there are more effective medications to treat children with arthritis. If your child is taking plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) make sure they get annual visual field testing at the eye doctor. ...Read more
I have LICHEN PLANOPILARIS. I have been on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 1 year. Still loosing hair. What drugs are recommended next? Thanks
Aside from Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.
Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your case. That's his job. ...Read more
Do anti malaria drugs such as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) suppress the immune system and cause susceptibility to infections or no?
No it Does Not: No it does not suppress immune system and cause susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
Can I be on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) life long (i have sle)and not have eye issues? Is this a drug that people stay on? I've been on it for 5 months and its helped a lot
You can stay on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) as long as your regular eye checks are ok. You need to get a retinal exam and a special visual field test from your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist), normally every 6 months but more often if there is some concern.
Most people do fine on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and have no problems.
Glad it is helping! ...Read more
Recently started 2 new rx. Prednisone & plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I'm really shaky & weak, light headed & dizzy. Normal while starting new drug or need 2 b concerned?
See details: Why were you started on these meds in the first place? Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or Prednisone can be possible causes. Depending on the dose, Prednisone may be more likely a cause. Finally, it could be a flare of whatever underlying disease they are treating. Speak with the doctor who prescribed them. ...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
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