Is hydroxychloroquine safe in pregnancy

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    Is hydroxychloroquine safe in pregnancy


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    Newer information indicates that infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. In a small number of infants up to at least 1 year of age, careful follow-up found no adverse effects on growth, vision or hearing. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and prednisone are considered safe during pregnancy. Methotrexate and cyclophosphamide Cytoxan should not be used in pregnancy and should be discontinued for at least a month prior to getting pregnant. Ask your doctor to help you weigh the benefits and risks all your medications. HCQ drug level during pregnancy is likely to be even more unpredictable given the increased volume of distribution of the drug and the increase in the body mass index of pregnant women. Nonetheless, the evaluation of HCQ level during pregnancy could provide valuable information for disease management.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Is hydroxychloroquine safe in pregnancy

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  5. In animal studies on Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and pregnancy, the medication crossed the placenta and accumulated in the eyes of the fetus when it was given to pregnant animals. Although human studies are lacking, available evidence suggests a relatively low risk to the fetus.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Use in Lupus Patients during Pregnancy Is Associated with Longer Pregnancy Duration in Preterm Births. 1Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. 2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. Hydroxychloroquine Pregnancy Warnings Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetal harm. Use of chloroquine and other 4-aminoquinolines in high doses and for prolonged durations has been associated with neurological disturbances and interference with hearing, balance, and vision in the fetus. The following medications are viewed as relatively safe in pregnancy Hydroxychloroquine HCQ Sulfasalazine SSZ Low-dose aspirin Pregnancy – HCQ can be continued during Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adults resistant to initial nonbiologic DMARD therapy View in Chinese

     
  6. wildlion Well-Known Member

    : September 14, 2016 Chief complaint: Whirling and flashing lights A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years. Retinal Physician - Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An Update. Retina Today - Imaging in Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity April. Plaquenil-Induced Toxic Maculopathy - Decision-Maker PLUS
     
  7. OlegStepp Guest

    I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Discontinuing Plaquenil. any other options? Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information
     
  8. Hoda Moderator

    Plaquenil and weight gain - Aug 01, 2009 Lucy, meds effect us all differently. Almost any med that can cause weight loss can also cause weight gain. I also find that eating a lot of carbohydrates helps with the GI effects of the plaq and that can contribute to weight gain. I was on Plaquenil for 2 yrs and gained 60 pounds.

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