Chloroquine used for lupus

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  1. Savanter New Member

    Chloroquine used for lupus


    Malaria parasites can enter the body through these mosquito bites, and then live in body tissues such as red blood cells or the liver. This medication is used to kill the malaria parasites living inside red blood cells.

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    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. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you. Aralen chloroquine is an antimalarial drug used for the treatment of malaria and extraintestinal amebiasis. Common side effects are reduced hearing, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Dosage, drug interactions, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety are provided. Chloroquine has a relative called hydroxychloroquine Paquenil, that is supposed to be a less toxic metabolite of chloroquine. It is used to treat rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome. However, according to what I had recently heard, Paquenil was not being used to treat COVID-19.

    Both drugs may be needed for a complete cure and to prevent the return of infection (relapse). In some cases, you may need to take a different medication (such as primaquine) to kill the malaria parasites living in other body tissues.

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  6. Chloroquine is an aminoquinoline used for the prevention and therapy of malaria. It is also effective in extraintestinal amebiasis and as an antiinflammatory agent for therapy of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. Chloroquine is not associated with serum enzyme elevations and is an extremely rare cause of clinically apparent acute liver injury.

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    Aralen Chloroquine 905 people have indicated they have taken Aralen. Overview Aralen is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in 1949 to treat malaria. Aralen is also prescribed to treat inflammation associated with lupus. Aralen is also known by its drug name, Chloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine has also been used as an antimalarial, but in addition is now broadly used in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Of note, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are considered to be safe and side-effects are generally mild and transitory. Jul 07, 2017 Lupus is a disorder that causes the immune system to target the body’s own tissues and organs leading to inflammation. Several drugs that initially were used to prevent or treat malaria are now also used for treating lupus including quinacrine, chloroquine, and hydroxychlorquine.

     
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  9. smetankina User

    Precautions and Warnings With Hydroxychloroquine It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with hydroxychloroquine to help ensure safe treatment. Tell him or her about other medical conditions you have, as the drug may worsen certain conditions.

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