Taking plaquenil for lupus

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  1. rigel Well-Known Member

    Taking plaquenil for lupus


    The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up.....

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    This means that the person with lupus is taking Plaquenil® hydroxychloroquine and/or other medications and is doing well with no evidence of lupus manifestations such as arthritis, rash, kidney involvement, blood cell count problems, etc. This is the goal for most people with lupus, but is not possible in every case. Hi, for anyone that's been on plaquenil long term i've been on more than 2 1/2 years, have you had any moderate to bad flares or flares that dont' seem to go away while taking this med? Many people were using quinine or synthetic versions of it to prevent malaria. Doctors noticed that rheumatic symptoms improved when taking quinine, which led to the use of medications like Plaquenil to combat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis RA, and other autoimmune conditions.

    There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible.

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  6. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety information, and dosage information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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    Plaquenil. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug DMARD that is widely used to reduce inflammation pain and swelling in the treatment of many types of arthritis and lupus. Plaquenil is also known as a treatment for malaria, a blood-borne parasite spread by mosquitoes in many tropical and sub-tropical. How does Plaquenil work? Plaquenil changes the way your immune system works. In some kinds of lupus, your immune system attacks your body instead of protecting it. Plaquenil tries to quiet or slow down the immune system. How do you take Plaquenil? You take Plaquenil as a pill 1 or 2 times a day. Take the pills with food or milk. Because HCQ is formulated as a 200 mg tablet, many people taking it for lupus will take two pills per day. Those who are newly diagnosed with lupus may take 400 mg once daily for several weeks while the medication builds up in their system, and then 200–400 mg daily after that.

     
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    Alternatives to Hydroxychloroquine - Lupus - Inspire Hi, I have emblem health here in NYC. my doctor prescribed plaquenil but either my health plan or my union health care will cover it. I had to settle for on hydroxychloroquine generic I am taking 400 ml daily. and I still make a co payment of .00 monthly. for 30 pills. hope this info will help.

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