Long term use of plaquenil for lupus

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    Long term use of plaquenil for lupus


    It does not work against certain types of malaria (chloroquine-resistant). The United States Center for Disease Control provides updated guidelines and travel recommendations for the prevention and treatment of malaria in different parts of the world.

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    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. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. It is not clear why hydroxychloroquine is effective at treating autoimmune diseases. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. BACKGROUND Hydroxychloroquine is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. Long term studies have shown a high rate of termination of hydroxychloroquine treatment in patients with RA. Plaquenil is the most common antimalarial drug given to treat lupus, and most physicians with experience in lupus agree that antimalarial treatments should be used long-term, year-after-year in all patients who can tolerate them. Learn why treatments that were developed for malaria are now used for lupus. Read the study

    This medication is also used, usually with other medications, to treat certain auto-immune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) when other medications have not worked or cannot be used. Discuss the most recent information with your doctor before traveling to areas where malaria occurs.

    Long term use of plaquenil for lupus

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  6. Aug 14, 2017 Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take up to six months' constant use before an effect is seen in RA.

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    Before you begin taking any medication, you should have an open and honest conversation with your doctor about all aspects of your lupus if you haven’t already. Long-term use of Plaquenil is associated with damage to the retina in the eye, the portion of the eyeball that is sensitive to light. SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye.

     
  7. 77RUS Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Plaquenil - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions - Plaquenil - Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Overdose.
     
  8. Sorokin User

    Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil The risk is much higher in patients who have been taking the drug for 20 years or more. In these patients between 20 and 50 out of 100 will develop retinopathy. At this appointment, a number of photographs and scans will be taken of your retina to assess your eye health and your suitability for screening.

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  9. forchesterserv Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

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