Plaquenil for dermatomyositis

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  1. CryeD Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil for dermatomyositis


    Several years of treatment to suppress the immune system may be necessary to achieve these results. Those who don’t recover completely may need to continue on at least a low dose of medication to control the autoimmune attack of dermatomyositis throughout their lives.

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    Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "I have dermatomyositis and have been taken Prednisone and Plaquenil. At first the combo was helping with the muscle pain and rash. At first the combo was helping with the muscle pain and rash. Generally, Plaquenil is a treatment option as monotherapy used alone for mild rheumatoid arthritis or as combination therapy with other DMARDs for moderate to severe disease. A Bit of History The origin of antimalarials dates back to the 1630s in Peru. The bark from the "fever tree' was found to contain the antimalarial compound, quinine. In dermatomyositis, an abnormal immune reaction appears to lead to obstructive inflammatory changes of blood vessels within muscle, connective tissues of the skin, and other tissues; patchy degeneration, wasting atrophy, and regeneration of muscle fibers; thinning of the outermost skin layer epidermis; and/or other associated findings.

    The chart below describes the common treatments for dermatomyositis and how they work. Drugs that suppress the immune system are the mainstay of therapy.

    Plaquenil for dermatomyositis

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  6. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD. The brand name is Plaquenil. What does Plaquenil do? Plaquenil relieves pain and swelling and prevents damage to joints. How long does Plaquenil take to work? Plaquenil works very slowly. In 1 to 3 months you should start to feel better. You may continue to get better for up to 1 year.

    • Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's..
    • Dermatomyositis - NORD National Organization for Rare Disorders.
    • Plaquenil Use in Autoimmune Diseases.

    It should be noted that drugs in the antimalarial class such as hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen or quinacrine can themselves occasionally cause side effects in the muscles e.g. a vacuolar myopathy that can be confused for activity of dermatomyositis muscle disease activity. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil staves off my dermatomyositis symptoms far better than I thought. Hydroxychloroquine is cheap, relatively safe, and controls the heart and muscle inflammation associated with dermatomyositis. Dermatomyositis is a type of inflammatory myopathy characterized by inflammatory and degenerative changes of the muscles and skin. Associated symptoms and physical findings may vary widely from case to case as patients may present differently. Muscle abnormalities may begin with aches and weakness of the muscles of the trunk, upper arms, hips.

     
  7. sanchez911 Guest

    400-600 mg (310-465 mg base) PO daily for 4-12 weeks; maintenance: 200-400 mg (155-310 mg base) PO daily With prolonged therapy, obtain CBCs periodically 400 mg (310 mg base) PO once or twice daily; maintenance: 200-400 mg (155-310 mg base) PO daily With prolonged therapy, obtain CBCs periodically 100-200 mg (77.5-155 mg base) PO 2-3 times/wk Take with food or milk Nausea, vomiting Headache Dizziness Irritability Muscle weakness Aplastic anemia Leukopenia Thrombocytopenia Corneal changes or deposits (visual disturbances, blurred vision, photophobia; reversible on discontinuance) Retinal damage with long-term use Bleaching of hair Alopecia Pruritus Skin and musculoskeletal pigmentation changes Weight loss, anorexia Cardiomyopathy (rare) Hemolysis (individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency) Prolongs QT interval Ventricular arrhythmias and torsade de pointes Vertigo Tinnitus Nystagmus Nerve deafness Deafness Irreversible retinopathy with retinal pigmentation changes (bull’s eye appearance) Visual field defects (paracentral scotomas) Visual disturbances (visual acuity) Maculopathies (macular degeneration) Decreased dark adaptation Color vision abnormalities Corneal changes (edema and opacities) Abdominal pain Fatigue Liver function tests abnormal Hepatic failure acute Urticaria Angioedema Bronchospasm Decreased appetite Hypoglycemia Porphyria Weight decreased Sensorimotor disorder Skeletal muscle myopathy or neuromyopathy Headache Dizziness Seizure Ataxia Extrapyramidal disorders such as dystonia Dyskinesia Tremor Rash Pruritus Pigmentation disorders in skin and mucous membranes Hair color changes Alopecia Dermatitis bullous eruptions including erythema multiforme Stevens-Johnson syndrome Toxic epidermal necrolysis Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome) Photosensitivity Dermatitis exfoliative Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP); AGEP has to be distinguished from psoriasis; hydroxychloroquine may precipitate attacks of psoriasis Pyrexia Hyperleukocytosis Hypersensitivity to 4-aminoquinoline derivatives Retinal or visual field changes due to 4-aminoquinoline compounds Long-term therapy in children Not effective against chloroquine-resistant strains of P. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Mechanism of action of hydroxychloroquine as an antirheumatic. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus - LupusCorner Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications.
     
  8. AJieKceu Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for Rheumatoid. How good is Hydroxychloroquine, and any side. - HealthUnlocked Plaquenil Hydroxycholorquine - Arthritis - MedHelp
     
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    Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and. Abstract. Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools.

    Compliance with Hydroxychloroquine Dosage According to 2016.