Does plaquenil weaken the immune system

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    Does plaquenil weaken the immune system


    They are most common among people with weak immune systems. People with certain health conditions may need to take medications with side effects that can weaken your immune system and put you at risk for fungal infections.

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    Plaquenil and Immune system disorder - from FDA reports Summary Immune system disorder is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Evhead17. I'm not a healthcare provider, but I do take Plaquenil and just found out from another user of it that it does suppress the immune system. I didn't know that when I started taking it for Sjogren's in November 2011. In January 2012, I had a horrible cold, stomach flu and then SHINGLES.

    Fungal infections can range from mild to life-threatening. Specifically, corticosteroids and TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors are two types of medications that can increase your chances of getting a fungal infection.

    Does plaquenil weaken the immune system

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  4. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness.

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    Immunity -- your body’s defense system -- tends to get weaker with age. “Just as you probably can’t run as fast as you used to in your 20s, your immune system doesn’t work as well as it used to,” says Aaron E. Glatt, MD, chairman of the department of medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospitals. But fear not. 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. 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.

     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus
     
  6. Valeria Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight.

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