Hydroxychloroquine and lupus

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    Hydroxychloroquine and lupus


    It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability.

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    HCQ is a commonly-prescribed oral drug for systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. Originally an anti-malarial drug, HCQ reduces inflammation by blocking immune system receptors and preventing the immune system from activating. This reduces many lupus symptoms, including joint pain. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. For lupus erythematosus, one or two tablets are usually taken once or twice daily. For rheumatoid arthritis, one to three tablets are usually taken once a day. Hydroxychloroquine can be taken with a glass of milk or a meal to decrease nausea. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

    Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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  4. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine. The drug of choice for systemic lupus erythematosus SLE or "Lupus" and rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine is a one of a number of drugs which have been used for many years in the treatment of malaria. Fortunately, it was discovered these drugs often are helpful in the treatment of various rheumatic diseases.

    • Plaquenil. A medication for Lupus.
    • Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information.
    • How is plaquenil hydroxychloroquine used to treat lupus?.

    Hydroxychloroquine can reduce the skin problems linked with lupus and prevent the pain and swelling brought on by arthritis. This medication may also be used to treat other infections such as Q fever endocarditis, a type of heart valve infection. Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions. Donald E. Thomas Jr. MD, FACR, FACP, a practicing rheumatologist in Greenbelt, Md. and author of The Lupus Encyclopedia, regularly prescribes Plaquenil to his lupus patients. “We know that people with lupus who take their Plaquenil regularly are much more likely to live a long, normal life compared with those who don’t,” he says.

     
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  6. Hrust Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Many anti-inflammatory medications used for rheumatoid arthritis have been applied to inflammatory bowel disease IBD therapy. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® has received little attention in Crohn’s disease CD. 1 This anti-malarial agent is an older disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug and is used by rheumatologists for patients who try.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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