What is an alternative medication to plaquenil

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  1. koshkax New Member

    What is an alternative medication to plaquenil


    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. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

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    I "know" I need some meds, but cannot tolerate Plaquenil. Wondering if anyone has come across something "natural" that mimics it. Thanks & LIGHT*****carole - Hi, Carole. When I started Plaquenil, my GI system was in an uproar. But it usually was anyway. I didn't realize, until I saw Dr. Plaquenil is a slow-acting drug, meaning that it can take up to 6 months to experience the full benefits of this medication, but it is possible for symptoms to improve in as few as 1 or 2 months. Plaquenil and other antimalarials are the key to controlling lupus long-term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. The alternative to Plaquenil is a slightly different anti malarial called Quinacrine. Plaquenil replaced Quinacrine formerly called Atabrine for anti malarial prophylaxis so now the Quinacrine has to be made up into pills or gel capsules by a compounding pharmacy. If you google you will find details of compounding pharmacies.

    For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too.

    What is an alternative medication to plaquenil

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  3. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

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    Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. Hello! Here is a short list Prednisone, Imuran, Remicade, Methotrexate Later sidesteps Prednisone's side effects, which include weight gain, mood swings, diabetes and eye problems, such as cataracts. I hope this was helpful enough. My family doctor just suggested 3 ALEVE per day as an alternative- she HATES Plaquenil -my rheumatologist prescribes it for everyone she says right off the bat- and it is DANGEROUS

     
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    Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side effects, Images, Uses. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil — Canadian Hair Loss Foundation
     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. Combinations of conventional & biologic DMARDs Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.
     
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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus & others.

    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis
     
  7. den_art Well-Known Member

    New Plaquenil Guidelines Apr 20, 2011 Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3 The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area.

    Evaluation of Maculopathy in Patients Using Hydroxychloroquine