Taking hydroxychloroquine for ra

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  1. AleksNormal Well-Known Member

    Taking hydroxychloroquine for ra


    At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night.

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    Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is considered an older DMARD disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Plaquenil was actually first classified as an antimalarial drug, but it is also used to treat certain rheumatic and autoimmune conditions which are unrelated to malaria.

    I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine for ra

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    Hydroxychloroquine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. For prevention of malaria in adults, two tablets are usually taken once a week on exactly the same day of each week. The first dose is taken 1 to 2 weeks before traveling to an area where malaria is common, and then doses are continued for 8 weeks after exposure. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and sulfasalazine Azulfidine are used for mild rheumatoid arthritis. They are not as powerful as other DMARDs, but they usually cause fewer side effects. In rare cases, Plaquenil can adversely affect the eyes, and people taking this medicine should be seen by an ophthalmologist at least once a year. Taking Hydroxychloroquine for RA or Lupus Can Reduce Heart Risk by 17% If you take the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil as part of your treatment for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis RA, you may be getting cardiovascular protection as an added bonus.

     
  7. TechnoFox Well-Known Member

    This article focuses upon hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Chloroquine was originally used as an anti-malarial therapeutic. Lecture Interpretation of OCT Retina from A-Z Cybersight Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a. Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki
     
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    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a syndrome with pain or stiffness, usually in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and hips, but which may occur all over the body. The Difference Between Fibromyalgia and Polymyalgia Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures. Polymyalgia rheumatica - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
     
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    Alcohol and Arthritis Medications - Verywell Health DMARDs include methotrexate and Arava leflunomide, Azulfidine sulfasalazine, and Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. Patients taking methotrexate are advised to avoid alcohol, including beer, wine, and hard liquor, because of the increased risk of liver disease.

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