Is plaquenil used to treat psoriatic arthritis

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  1. maks99 Well-Known Member

    Is plaquenil used to treat psoriatic arthritis


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    What are other types of medications used to manage Psoriatic Arthritis? There are several other medications that may be used for treating PsA including Cyclosporine Available under the brand names Sandimmune ® cyclosporine, Neoral ® cyclosporine, and Gengraf ® cyclosporine, cyclosporine is one of the primary systemic medications used in the treatment of more severe types of psoriasis. Interest in hydroxychloroquine treatment of psoriatic arthritis has been revived because of recent series found no exacerbation of psoriatic skin lesions in 50 psoriatic arthropathy patients treated with hydroxychloroquine. A psoriatic arthropathy patient whose skin lesions were markedly exacerbated by hydroxychloroquine is reported. The literature on antimalarial effects on psoriatic skin lesions is briefly discussed. PMID 7120242 Indexed for MEDLINE Publication Types Case Reports; MeSH. For more severe kinds of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, a category of medicines called disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs are needed. These drugs help to slow down progression of disease. Examples include hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, methotrexate, sulfasalazine Azulfidine, and azathioprine Imuran.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Is plaquenil used to treat psoriatic arthritis

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for., Hydroxychloroquine in psoriatic arthropathy exacerbations.

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  4. When the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis PsA are severe, doctors often turn to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs DMARDs for treatment.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. This is a reivew of how effective Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate is for Psoriatic arthritis and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe from 10 Plaquenil users and is updated continuously. On eHealthMe, you can evaluate side effects and drug interactions from 16 million FDA reports. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® is used for rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® is an antibiotic used to treat malaria, but it also works to treat symptoms of RA, lupus, and other rheumatic diseases. It can reduce your joint pain and swelling.

     
  5. S-man Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Chloroquine confirmed as anti-viral drug for Coronavirus Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat novel coronavirus. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus Center
     
  6. Ferr User

    Dosing schedules not well established in children Case reports describe dosage regimens that are effective yet tolerated, such as 12.5 mg PO twice weekly over 2 yr in a child aged 4-6 yr, and 100 mg PO twice weekly over 5 months in a child aged 12 yr; mg/kg dosing not reported Hypersensitivity to chloroquine, 4-aminoquinolones Psoriasis, porphyria, retinal or visual field changes For prevention, may use proguanil concomitantly Shown to cause severe hypoglycemia including loss of consciousness that could be life-threatening in patients treated with or without antidiabetic medications; patients should be warned about risk of hypoglycemia and associated clinical signs and symptoms; patients presenting with clinical symptoms suggestive of hypoglycemia during treatment with chloroquine should have blood glucose level checked and treatment reviewed as necessary Not effective in most areas; CDC recommends mefloquine or atovaquone/proguanil - check CDC traveler information for specific recommendations for region May cause hemolysis in glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency; blood monitoring may be needed as hemolytic anemia may occur, in particular in association with other drugs that cause hemolysis Monitor CBC periodically with prolonged therapy Caution with history of auditory damage Caution with hepatic disease, alcoholism, and coadministration with other hepatotoxic drugs May provoke seizures in patients with history of epilepsy Antacids and kaolin reduce chloroquine absorption; separate administration by at least 4 hr Irreversible retinal damage observed in some patients; significant risk factors for retinal damage include daily doses of chloroquine phosphate 2.3 mg/kg of actual body weight, durations of use greater than five years, subnormal glomerular filtration, use of some concomitant drug products such as tamoxifen citrate, and concurrent macular disease A baseline ophthalmological examination should be performed within the first year of initiating therapy; for individuals with significant risk factors, monitoring should include annual examinations; discontinue if ocular toxicity is suspected; patient should be closely observed given that retinal changes (and visual disturbances) may progress even after cessation of therapy In individuals of Asian descent, retinal toxicity may first be noticed outside macula; it is recommended that visual field testing be performed in visual field of central 24 degrees instead of central 10 degrees May exacerbate heart failure Not effective against chloroquine- or hydroxychloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium species; information regarding geographic areas where resistance to chloroquine occurs, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (gov/malaria) Does not treat hypnozoite liver stage forms of Plasmodium and will therefore not prevent relapses of malaria due to P. ovale; additional treatment with an anti-malarial agent active against these forms, such as an 8-aminoquinoline, is required for the treatment of infections with P. ovale Cases of cardiomyopathy resulting in cardiac failure, in some cases with fatal outcome, reported during long term therapy at high doses; monitor for signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy and discontinue chloroquine if cardiomyopathy develops; chronic toxicity should be considered when conduction disorders (bundle branch block / atrio-ventricular heart block) diagnosed; if cardiotoxicity suspected, prompt therapy discontinuation may prevent life-threatening complications QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes, and ventricular arrhythmias reported; risk is greater if chloroquine is administered at high doses; fatal cases reported; use with caution in patients with cardiac disease, a history of ventricular arrhythmias, uncorrected hypokalemia and/or hypomagnesemia, or bradycardia ( There are no adequate and well-controlled studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of chloroquine in pregnant women; usage during pregnancy should be avoided except in prophylaxis or treatment of malaria when benefit outweighs potential risk to fetus Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from chloroquine, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue drug, taking into account potential clinical benefit of drug to mother A: Generally acceptable. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Aralen Chloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins. Aralen chloroquine Malaria Drug Side Effects & Dosage
     
  7. Papandopola Guest

    Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and. Abstract. Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools.

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