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Plaquenil Used For Autoimmune Disorders
Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 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
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. Best OTC pain meds?
What should I watch for taking acetaminophen and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) both as I can't take any other pain relievers due to making worse my autoimmune uriticaria?
It is OK: to take these two medications together. There is no interaction between them. ...Read more
Rhumy started me on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for low pos ANA and standard autoimmune symptoms. When I have new problem(very dry nose) do I see him or my primary?
see rheumatologist: Rheumatologist will need to assess if it is medication-related. ...Read more
Im 27 w/autoimmune something- they have me on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) i also get red hot itchy hands/feet, said possible vasculitis? No rash can I die from this
They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction that occurs depends on the kinds of tissues targeted. Some affect a single organ (as in thyroiditis) while others involve multiple areas (such as lupus). If not diagnosed & treated, these disorders progressively worsen health & may hasten death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies: Allergy is a form of an immune disorder. It is not an autoimmune disorder. . It is a form of hypersensitivity to common harmless allergens. It is mediated by ige which upon exposure to allergen activates basophils and mast cells to release inflammatory mediators such as histamine, leucotrienes and certain interleukins . These produce allergy symptoms .Commomn allergies are hives, hay fever asthm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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