Does plaquenil weaken the immune system

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  1. Megapolis Well-Known Member

    Does plaquenil weaken 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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    Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. Immunity -- your body’s defense system -- tends to get weaker with age. “Just as you probably can’t run as fast as you used to in your 20s, your immune system doesn’t work as well as it used to,” says Aaron E. Glatt, MD, chairman of the department of medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospitals. But fear not. 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.

    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.

    Does plaquenil weaken the immune system

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  7. Evhead17. 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.

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    They use plaquenil to suppress your immune system to slow it down, not speed it up. Your system is working overtime, so IMO, its stronger and that causes the problems we have the body needs a nice nuetral immune system working normally. 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. Plaquenil and Immune system disorder - from FDA reports Summary Immune system disorder is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain.

     
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    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Stupid question How is "CeraVe" pronounced? SkincareAddiction Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term -
     
  9. Black-Demon New Member

    Compare Plaquenil vs Chloroquine - Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a good choice for people who have difficulty tolerating newer biologic medications. A generic form of Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is available. chloroquine is generally safe to use during pregnancy and for children.

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  10. Chloroquine - Wikipedia The quinoline antimalarial drug quinine was isolated from the extract in 1820, and chloroquine is an analogue of this. Chloroquine was discovered in 1934 by Hans Andersag and coworkers at the Bayer laboratories, who named it "Resochin". It was ignored for a decade because it was considered too toxic for human use.

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