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I have sjogrens and the treatment is plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 ?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) yes

Plaquenil is one of the few drugs that may decrease the autoimmune inflammation that occurs in sjögren's syndrome.
However, there are many other drugs/solutions that can be added to help with the dry eyes (restasis, saline eye drops, etc) or dry mouth (salagen, evoxac, (cevimeline) biotene toothpaste). For vaginal dryness during sex, use astroglide. Ask your rheumatologist for help with your symptoms.

In brief: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) yes

Plaquenil is one of the few drugs that may decrease the autoimmune inflammation that occurs in sjögren's syndrome.
However, there are many other drugs/solutions that can be added to help with the dry eyes (restasis, saline eye drops, etc) or dry mouth (salagen, evoxac, (cevimeline) biotene toothpaste). For vaginal dryness during sex, use astroglide. Ask your rheumatologist for help with your symptoms.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good program + more

We use Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) treatment for sjogren's but we need to have your sjogren's totally evaluated to see if additonal therapy is indicated.
People with sjogren's can have additional manifestations such as lung, kidney, eye, parotid gland to name a few. You have to be indiivdualized before we can decide on your total program.

In brief: Good program + more

We use Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) treatment for sjogren's but we need to have your sjogren's totally evaluated to see if additonal therapy is indicated.
People with sjogren's can have additional manifestations such as lung, kidney, eye, parotid gland to name a few. You have to be indiivdualized before we can decide on your total program.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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