Is plaquenil considered an immunosuppressant

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  1. st1nGer XenForo Moderator

    Is plaquenil considered an immunosuppressant


    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.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is an oral medication that is commonly used in the treatment of many types of autoimmune conditions including lichen planopilairs, frontal fibrosing alopecia, discoid lupus and pseudopelade. I’m often asked if hydroxychloroquine is an immunosuppressant or best classified as an immunomodulatory drug. Hello everyone, New to the board. I have a question. Is Plaquenil considered to be an immunosuppressive medication or quality like. I'm on it, I know its an anti malarial, but want to check if its also considered an immunosuppressive. 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.

    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    Is plaquenil considered an immunosuppressant

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    Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. The answer was that while Hydroxychloroquine, the generic name for Plaquenil and the tablet I take in the same dose as yourself i.e. 200mg a day at the moment, is a disease modifying drug and an anti-malarial, it is also a mild immunosuppressant too. So this could be why your immune system is so low at the moment. Apr 10, 2019 Plaquenil is sometimes given only once per week. Choose the same day each week to take this medicine if you are on a weekly dosing schedule. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay.

     
  5. Georg789 Moderator

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
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  7. Jerry Springer Well-Known Member

    The MS Alphabet Hemiparesis, Helper T-cells, HLA and. Hydroxychloroquine. This substance brand name Plaquenil is currently under observation as a potential treatment for those with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

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