What is hydroxychloroquine prescribed for

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  1. What is hydroxychloroquine prescribed for


    It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments.

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    Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called antiprotozoals. Protozoa are tiny, one-celled animals. Some are parasites that can cause many different kinds of infections in the body. This medicine is used to prevent and to treat malaria and to treat some conditions such as liver disease caused by protozoa. Substitutes and alternatives to Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine for uses like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and Malaria Rheumatoid Arthritis. The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may require weeks to months to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Initial adult dosage 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses.

    Hydroxychloroquine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

    What is hydroxychloroquine prescribed for

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  5. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen, and quinacrine Atabrine are medications that were originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II it was also found that these medications were effective in treating the symptoms of lupus.

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    I have looked around and there seems to be other anti-malarials so it seems Plaquenil is not the only one, but I'm not sure how often these others are prescribed. Peace. I have tried other methods and also discussed these with my rheumy.and Lupus are pretty severe issues so most often prescript ions meds are needed. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. It is also used to prevent malaria infection in areas or regions where it is known that other medicines eg, chloroquine may not work. Hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines known as antimalarials. Here are the three most common antimalarial drugs prescribed for lupus Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil This is the most commonly prescribed antimalarial. Chloroquine Aralen This drug has been known to have more serious side effects. Quinacrine Atabrine Quinacrine is another.

     
  6. Vanya398 Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses Hydroxychloroquine Professional Patient Advice - Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications.
     
  7. smoothmand XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Increasing plaquenil, having problems Does Plaquenil cause Irregular Heartbeat? - Treato Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis
     
  8. Zuzlan New Member

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side effects, Images, Uses. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes.

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