Long term plaquenil use

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  1. Romashov Moderator

    Long term plaquenil use


    Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects.

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    Long-term studies in animals have not been conducted to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of PLAQUENIL. The mutagenic potential of hydroxychloroquine was not evaluated. However, chloroquine has been shown to be a catalytic inhibitor of DNA repair enzymes topoisomerase II and to produce weak genotoxic effects through this mode of action. Long term studies have shown a high rate of termination of hydroxychloroquine treatment in patients with RA. Although it has been shown that discontinuation of treatment with hydroxychloroquine is associated with exacerbation of SLE, long term maintenance rates of treatment with hydroxychloroquine in patients with SLE have not been investigated. Oct 16, 2014 Hydroxychloroquine is often prescribed as long-term therapy for many dermatologic indications, and it may have broader benefits e.g. preventing or improving thrombophilia associated with lupus erythematosus, neonatal lupus erythematosus, diabetes in rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue diseases, and as adjunctive therapy in some cancers.

    Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine: Incidence not known Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Long term plaquenil use

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  4. 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.

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    Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. 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 1. If you are taking Plaquenil long-term, such as for an autoimmune condition, your doctor should regularly check you for potential serious side effects. 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

     
  5. D-Ice Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki
     
  6. Akcium XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine MotherToBaby PLAQUENIL® - Food and Drug Administration Hydroxychloroquine - Safe In Breastfeeding
     
  7. dima67 XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine typically is very well tolerated. Serious side effects are rare. The most common side effects are nausea and diarrhea, which often improve with time. Less common side effects include rash, changes in skin pigment such as darkening or dark spots, hair changes, and muscle weakness.

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