What does plaquenil do to the immune system

Discussion in 'Hydroxychloroquine 200 Mg Tab' started by Diablо, 29-Feb-2020.

  1. Chernoff New Member

    What does plaquenil do to the immune system


    I started on it just less than 2 weeks ago, and I'm surrounded by ill people at work and already have a bit of a cold (nothing severe). it is "milder" than a lot of the other dmards in terms of side effects and activity x It is listed as having a mild immunosuppressant effect in my book on RA, but one of the reasons for the blood tests is to check that your immune system is not being suppressed too much (eg checking your white blood cell levels), so you shouldn't be completely vulnerable. Even after several years of taking lots of drugs I've not found any difference in the number of colds etc I get, and loads of people on here are teachers etc who get a lot of exposure to colds and coughs without too much problem.

    Can plaquenil cause pancreatitis Hydroxychloroquine med Hydroxychloroquine tablets ip 200 mg uses in hindi Hydroxychloroquine sulphate brand name

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus & others. Plaquenil and other anti-malarials such as hydroxychloroquine is thought to act by interfering with the production and release of blood cells that are involved in the body's immune defence system. We know about this with our lupus. Hi everyone. Just wondered if anyone can tell me whether hydroxy suppresses the immune system. And if so, to what extent. I know it's not as harsh as some of the other drugs but just wondered what people's experiences are.

    Polly Thank you both, I thought it shouldn't be too bad and that it's pretty mild in comparison to other drugs. Always better to be well informed and I remember the consultant saying its bit a bad time of year to start on it as I've missed all the bugs round Christmas time so thought there may be a slim chance of it being suppressed. But do look after yourself, and make sure you eat well and don't get too tired as if you have a cold already you need to pamper yourself a bit more than you would have before RA.

    What does plaquenil do to the immune system

    PATIENT FACT SHEET Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Can someone tell me exactly what

  2. What is plaquenil use for
  3. Hydroxychloroquine & methotrexate
  4. Psoriatic arthritis response to plaquenil
  5. Plaquenil cost
  6. Fibro and plaquenil
  7. Aug 25, 2011 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.

    • Does plaquenil cause shingles, does it suppress the immune..
    • Hydroxychloroquine and the immune system Hi everyone. - NRAS.
    • Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses.

    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. But you can’t even compare it to the only other things I have to treat lupus—prednisone, where 100 percent of people get side effects, or immunosuppressive drugs, which suppress the immune system, potentially causing infections, low blood counts, and liver toxicity. Plaquenil is an antirheumatic drug that helps to modulate an overstimulated immune system and decrease pain and inflammation. It also shown effective in hitting cystic forms of Borrelia burgdorferi and alkalizing the intracellular compartment making antibiotics more effective.

     
  8. GEO+ Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Celebrex Overdose - Arthritis Home Page Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Celebrex Celecoxib Side effects, Images, Uses, Dosage.
     
  9. haike Moderator

    Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye.

    Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures.