How long to take plaquenil for lupus

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    How long to take plaquenil for lupus


    Lupus medications can help lower long-term risks and keep symptoms under control. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 80% to 90% of people with lupus can expect a normal lifespan with good treatment. In the 1950s, most people with lupus died within a few years of diagnosis. A combination of earlier diagnosis, better lupus medications, and more aggressive treatment, says Lisa Fitzgerald, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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    Plaquenil stays in your body for about 3 months. If you must stop it, it will take a while for the side effects to go away. You should have an eye examination every year to prevent a very rare but serious eye problem. Less than one person in 5,000 develops the problem. I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. I am very mild. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. When it is gone she said I can resume at my own pace. Take into consideration I only take Plaquenil and ibuprofen 800mg. My symptoms came back after two weeks of being off it. Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus SLE and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

    "I want people to have the same level of functioning that they had before they got sick," Bermas tells Web MD. Now, the goal of lupus treatment is not just to reduce the symptoms, but to maintain full function, says Bonnie Lee Bermas, MD, director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Lupus Center in Boston.

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  5. 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.

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    Hydroxychloroquine does take a while to take effect. Arthritis UK gives a figure of around 12 weeks, whilst the American College of Rheumatology says, "symptoms can start to improve after 1-2 months, but it may take up to 6 months before the full benefits are felt". My own rheumy said, "3-4 months". Hi - I just started Plaquenil 400 mg a day two week ago and I started feeling less achy and tired a few days ago. Is it possible for it to work quicker in some people? I've heard it can take months, but I must say that I haven't felt like this since I was a kid - not achy or stiff. Has anyone had a similar How long did it take for Plaquenil to work? I'm just curious how long it took everyone to start to notice a different. My dr said it would take 6-12 weeks to start to notice anything but I only started Plaquenil 3 weeks ago and I swear I can already notice a difference.

     
  6. badman Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil and diarrhea - Plaquenil and diarrhea - Answers on HealthTap Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus
     
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    Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, excluding the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, for it started to develop widespread resistance to it. Chloroquine A Promising Coronavirus Treatment? Peak. Chloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling.
     
  8. DangerMic User

    I definitely have erectile dysfunction when I am on. I suffered erectile dysfunction after taking amlodipine 5mg tablets for 3 weeks. Blood pressure went down alright so I gave it up yesterday morning and had my full sex drive back in the night. Less than 24 hours. Might be different for you. Mrs. is very happy and calling me darling with a smile again after 3 weeks. Poor woman.

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  9. Alexpromo Well-Known Member

    A Case of Severe Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity. The patient was diagnosed with retinal toxicity secondary to hydroxychloroquine probably potentiated by renal impairment. Risk factors for retinal toxicity secondary to hydroxychloroquine can be broadly divided into dose-related and patient-related factors.

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