How does plaquenil help lupus

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    How does plaquenil help lupus


    Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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    Lupus is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system cannot distinguish between threats like viruses and bacteria, and healthy cells and tissue. As a result, the body produces antibodies that inflict cell damage, most commonly targeting joints, skin, kidneys and the nervous system. Join the group and find support for coping with lupus. Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil From Malaria Treatment to Managing Lupus, RA. Plaquenil is a mainstay of treatment for inflammatory arthritis and skin symptoms. In 1984, I wrote my first prescription for the antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, for a 28-year-old woman with SLE.

    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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  7. Plaquenil does help with some of the symptoms of Lupus, but it does take a few weeks to start helping. It's most important role is to inhibit progression of the disease -- I'm really surprised you haven't been on it ever since the Lupus was diagnosed.

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    In your case since the Plaquenil was controlling your symptoms and coming off, it is actually causing the symptoms to worsen, that does mean that you have some form of autoimmune arthritis. Now while it may not be related to lupus but it can be related to other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some of the ways in which Plaquenil is used to control lupus symptoms May prevent lupus flares by as much as 50%. Reduce muscle and joint pain. Reduce lupus related rashes. Protect against pleuritis inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Protect against pericarditis inflammation. Although Plaquenil is an older drug, it is still available and prescribed to some people who have rheumatoid arthritis or certain other rheumatic diseases. Plaquenil is a DMARD which has been prescribed for years to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.

     
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    Interferes with digestive vacuole function within sensitive malarial parasites by increasing the p H and interfering with lysosomal degradation of hemoglobin; inhibits locomotion of neutrophils and chemotaxis of eosinophils; impairs complement-dependent antigen-antibody reactions Incomplete and variable (~70% [range: 25 to 100%]) (Tett 1993) Hepatic; metabolites include bidesethylchloroquine, desethylhydroxychloroquine, and desethylchloroquine (Mc Chesney 1966) Urine (15% to 25% [Tett 1993]; as metabolites and unchanged drug [up to 60%, Mc Chesney 1966]); may be enhanced by urinary acidification Rheumatic disease: May require several weeks to respond ~40 days (Tett 1993) ~40%, primarily albumin (Tett 1993) Lupus erythematosus: Treatment of chronic discoid erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus in adults. Compare Hydroxychloroquine vs Plaquenil - Comprehensive. Hydroxychloroquine Professional Patient Advice - Compare Plaquenil vs Methotrexate -
     
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    Alcohol and plaquenil? Anti-Inflammatories discussions. Alcohol and plaquenil? By curious101. New Reply Follow New Topic. curious101 over a year ago. Can you drink alcohol while taking Plaquenil? I don't drink everyday, but have had some drinks while on NSAIDS and Prednisone and have not had any bad effects. What happens with Plaquenil?

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