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Plaquenil Pregnancy Risk Of Infection
Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more
Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more
Do anti malaria drugs such as plaquenil 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
I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE i had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis.Now after,if i Restart Plaquenil is it still effective
MED QUEST(ION)!: Here is a link to the manufacturers monograph on the medication: http://products.sanofi.ca/en/plaquenil.pdf. The medication's effects can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to be optimized, and there are multiple side effects. With your stated medical history, I would not restart the medication before first consulting with the prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i removed nuvaring on day 21, reinserted a new one on day 23 and had unprotected sex on day 25, what is my pregnancy risk?
1%: Your NuvaRing is contains hormones for 21 days, then you remove it for 7 days and reinsert a new once; as long as you don't leave it out for longer then 8 days you are safe. Inserting it sooner will protect you! the risk to get pregnant while on birthcontrol on average is 1%. Remember you are still at risk for std's! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Girl friend been on bc since 3/2/13 has had period twice while on it. Unprotected sex for 10 seconds no ejaculation. Pregnancy risk?
Girl on bc since 3/2/13 had period twice while on it. Unprotected sex today for ten seconds no ejaculation. Pregnancy risk?
25%!: "natural" methods of contraception are fraught with failure - pregnancy risk can be as high as 25-30% annually - because spermatozoa are released in the vagina before the ejaculate. Seek forma contraceptive options if you want to avoid pregnancy at this time. Talk to your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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