Does plaquenil suppress immune system further in an immunosuppressed person

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    Does plaquenil suppress immune system further in an immunosuppressed person

    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.

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    For people with inflammatory arthritis, your immune system tends to focus on attacking your own body rather than outside threats like the coronavirus. And some of the medications used to manage these diseases also suppress the immune system, which can make patients more vulnerable to infection. I am immunocompromised. My immune system doesn't work to protect me. The FACTORS that make up our immune system A, G, M, E are abnormally low in my blood. So my body doesn't fight off infections, viral, bacterial or fungal. So I have a Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder. Before I knew this about myself, I had the Shingles Vaccine in 2007. Mar 22, 2013 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!

    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.

    Does plaquenil suppress immune system further in an immunosuppressed person

    Do either hydroxychol/Plaquenil put you at risk for greater., Are people with Sjogren's considered "immunocompromised"?

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  6. 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.

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    Jul 02, 2017 Immunosuppression is a reduction of the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Some portions of the immune system itself have immunosuppressive effects on other parts of the immune system, and immunosuppression may occur as an adverse reacti. 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. Apr 10, 2019 People who have a weak immune system tend to get frequent, severe infections. Techniques and lifestyle changes that may help a person stay healthy include managing stress, getting enough sleep.

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    Methotrexate Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic Lower back or side pain painful or difficult urination pinpoint red spots on the skin shortness of breath unusual bleeding or bruising unusual tiredness or weakness yellow eyes or skin Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Serious Side Effects of Plaquenil. If you are taking Plaquenil long-term, such as for an autoimmune condition, your doctor should regularly check you for potential serious side effects.

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