Does plaquenil lower my immune system

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  1. vitass User

    Does plaquenil lower my immune system


    Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Hi everybody, I was wondering if Plaquenil's primary mode of action was to suppress the immune system?

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    Plaquenil is prescribed as a disease-modifier, in other words, to decrease pain, decrease swelling, and prevent joint damage and disability. It is not known how Plaquenil works but researchers believe that Plaquenil interferes with communication between cells within the immune system.   Ultimately, it is thought to block proinflammatory. If there is a lot of joint pain, as in RA, there is generally reduced mobility and stiffness in the affected joints. Plaquenil and other anti-malarials such as hydroxychloroquine is thought to act by interfering with the production and release of blood cells that are involved in the body's immune defence system. We know about this with our lupus. Plaquenil itself probably does not have a direct affect on your immune system - it is a DMARD and is not considered to be an immunosuppressant. However, many with active autoimmune diseases feel that they are not succeptible to many of the common viruses that they are exposed to - somewhat of a silver lining.

    1 month ago and prior to taking it I rarely ever got sick with colds,flu etc. I am asking this question, because I started this med approx.

    Does plaquenil lower my immune system

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    It alters your immune system, but as far as I know, it doesn't actually suppress it. Plus, if you have only been on it a month, it's probably not built up enough in your body to have much of an effect. I have actually been way HEALTHIER than ever since being on Plaquenil AND Methotrexate, which DOES suppress the immune system - go figure! Answer Plaquenil, or hydroxychloroquine HCQ, is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA, sys- temic lupus erythematosus SLE and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. My gyn oncologist was concerned that the Plaquenil may affect my immune system to ward of the hpv since we all know a good immune system is needed to fight the virus --- He understands the RA pain conundrum I have.

     
  6. kanutahhemo Well-Known Member

    Annotation score:5 out of 5 The annotation score provides a heuristic measure of the annotation content of a Uni Prot KB entry or proteome. Hydroxychloroquine is much less active than chloroquine. Could an old malaria drug help fight the new coronavirus? Discovery of dual function acridones as a new antimalarial.
     
  7. Lina Cheslay New Member

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  8. spartak Justin Moderator

    How to Succeed in Plaquenil Screenings In early cases of Plaquenil toxicity, an early indicator of damage is the appearance of a paracentral scotoma seen on automated visual field testing in the absence of fundus changes. 18 Each of the testing strategies can be used to detect early toxicity changes, but the presentation of the visual field effects will vary. Due to the central area being depressed in the 24-2 and 30-2 testing strategies, it is difficult to discern the central 2-degree field of sparing seen in the 10-2 tests.

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  9. Tenstoreb Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil and Eczema - Reviews Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent. Uses Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.

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