Plaquenil infection

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    Plaquenil infection


    We were much later told that the Plaquenil had "lowered his tolerance to infection, as it is also an immuno-suppressant." In essence, the medicine allowed the viral infection to cross the barrier between his brain and blood/lungs. His/our question is as to whether he can or should EVER go back on the medication and risk exposure to further illnesses if it is true that Plaquenil or the generic for is, in fact, an immuno-suppressant and presents a serious health risk for him?

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    Here are some of the ways in which Plaquenil is used to control lupus symptoms May prevent lupus flares by as much as 50%. Reduce muscle and joint pain. Reduce lupus related rashes. Protect against pleuritis inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Protect against pericarditis inflammation. I thought plaquenil did not lower the immune system as badly as immonosuppressants and steroids, yet here I am a couple of weeks into it and I have a bad throat infection. Think I should hold off on taking it until I see the doctor on Monday, like I had to do with immunosuppressants? Or should I. Fungal infection is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 48,911 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from Food and Drug Administration FDA, and is updated regularly.

    We've been told that his 'count' (900 cells per 1,000) was the highest infection level in the spinal fluid that the doctors had ever seen. All the patients they'd encountered w/lower levels had died. (He was never told of that risk when he was put on the medication.) Added : What I failed to mention (above) is that he almost died in April when this happened.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. Common side effects include vomiting, headache, changes in vision and muscle weakness. Severe side effects may include allergic reactions. It does not appear to be safe during Can plaquenil hydroxychloroquine for autoimmune disease cause increased infections? Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Answered Sep. 19, 2012 37 years experience in Family Medicine

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

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