I know I had never heard of it until my rheumatologist said that is what I have...along w/osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. My blood tests are negative for RF but my CRP test was above normal. Ai Yi Yi Plaquenil reduces inflammation in many Rheumatic disorders, the mode of action is pretty complicated though so I shan't bore you with all the details, but basically it prevents your dendritic cells (these are messengers for your immune system, if you will) from interacting with your T-Cells (a special type of white blood cell which through a convoluted and boring process, causes inflammation when an infection is found, and these basically malfunction with inflammatory disorders). So, he started me on 400 mg of Plaquenil a day and he just upped it to 600 mg a day. As I said previously, my Rheumatologist now says it is inflammatory osteoarthrits. Why am I taking Plaquenil, which does help tremedously BTW, if I don't have RA or Lupus. This "dendritic deactivation" (I made that phrase up) helps reduce your immune system being silly and inflaming your joints. Basic description of chloroquine Chloroquine resistant p falciparum Aug 14, 2017 Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. Feb 19, 2020 Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Apr 10, 2019 Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. My sister was dx'd with Inflammatory Arthritis and Plaquenil sent her into remission some years ago now. I also take meds for high bp, asthma and high cholesterol. Plaquenil and cholesterol Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Tinnitus and hydroxychloroquineRetinal photo plaquenilPlaquenil lymphomaDoes plaquenil cause hair loss You might want to ask your doctor about niacin. That is supposed to help cholestorol. Also, a little apple cider vinegar everyday helps to clean out the arteries and eating oatmeal plain oats every day. All of the above can help bring cholesterol down. I know exercising is hard for us, but even some walking helps too. Plaquenil and Statin drugs DailyStrength. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.. Mar 07, 2015 Hydroxychloroquine, brand name Plaquenil, is a time-tested and often-used medication that is typically a first line of defense in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as RA and lupus. Sep 29, 2017 The use of hydroxychloroquine HCQ in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus SLE is associated with reductions in serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol LDL-C levels. Results of a literature search conducted by an international team of researchers was published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Antimalarials such as hydroxychloroquine HCQ, are among the oldest prescribed drugs still used in clinical practice. Relatively inexpensive and well tolerated, these drugs have been recognized to be effective in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE.