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What other treatment can I have instead of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) I have sjogrens I had allergie with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) ?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Sheeja Francis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If only dry eyes and dry mouth, would recommend only treatment of symptoms.
If there is extraglandular manifestations (such as inflammatory arthritis, neuropathy, other internal organ involvement), then immuosuppressive treatments are used.

In brief: Depends

If only dry eyes and dry mouth, would recommend only treatment of symptoms.
If there is extraglandular manifestations (such as inflammatory arthritis, neuropathy, other internal organ involvement), then immuosuppressive treatments are used.
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Dr. Sheeja Francis
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