Can hydroxychloroquine interfere with the immune system

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  1. Alex Prado User

    Can hydroxychloroquine interfere with the immune system


    They are most common among people with weak immune systems. People with certain health conditions may need to take medications with side effects that can weaken your immune system and put you at risk for fungal infections.

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    It alters your immune system, but as far as I know, it doesn't actually suppress it. Plus, if you have only been on it a month, it's probably not built up enough in your body to have much of an effect. I have actually been way HEALTHIER than ever since being on Plaquenil AND Methotrexate, which DOES suppress the immune system - go figure! Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or. Plaquenil itself probably does not have a direct affect on your immune system - it is a DMARD and is not considered to be an immunosuppressant. However, many with active autoimmune diseases feel that they are not succeptible to many of the common viruses that they are exposed to - somewhat of a silver lining.

    Fungal infections can range from mild to life-threatening. Specifically, corticosteroids and TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors are two types of medications that can increase your chances of getting a fungal infection.

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  3. Plaquenil tablets contain the active ingredient hydroxychloroquine, which is a type of medicine called a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. 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. Doctors give trusted answers on uses, effects, side-effects, and cautions Dr. Machanic on does hydroxychloroquine suppress the immune system been shown to affect the immune system. It tends to weaken it.

     
  4. yartoys Guest

    Let’s see if we can help you out with the following options: You can perform a search at the top of this page or report a broken link to prevent others from ending up with this error. Chloroquine Use During Pregnancy The safety of artemisinins during pregnancy. - Malaria Journal The First Trimester of Pregnancy
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term. Sep 13, 2019 Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine Incidence not known. Blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin; blurred vision or other vision changes; chest discomfort, pain, or tightness; cough or hoarseness; dark urine; decreased urination; defective color vision; diarrhea; difficulty breathing

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  6. ttpubet Guest

    Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Plaquenil - Can It Work Quickly? Re Plaquenil - Can It Work Quickly? I tried to get on Plaquenil years ago, and couldn't tolerate it, but now I'm thinking there might be a lessor dose I should try. I'm new to the area, so don't have a rheumy yet.

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