Why is chloroquine used to treat lupus

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  1. puh62 Well-Known Member

    Why is chloroquine used to treat lupus


    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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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen, and quinacrine Atabrine are medications that were originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II it was also found that these medications were effective in treating the symptoms of lupus. The use of 4-aminoquinolines is generally considered contraindicated in the presence of retinal or visual field changes, whether attributable to 4-aminoquinoline compounds or to any other etiology. However, in the treatment of acute attacks of malaria caused by susceptible strains of plasmodia, these agents may be considered if potential. 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.

    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.

    Why is chloroquine used to treat lupus

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  6. The antimalarials most often prescribed to people with lupus are Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® Chloroquine Aralen® Quinacrine Atabrine® 2-3; Hydroxychloroquine is prescribed the most often because it is thought to have the fewest side effects. Chloroquine and quinacrine are prescribed when hydroxychloroquine cannot be used.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a one of a number of drugs which have been used for many years in the treatment of malaria. Fortunately, it was discovered these drugs often are helpful in the treatment of various rheumatic diseases, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus SLE or "Lupus" and rheumatoid arthritis. The antimalarial quinine was first used to treat cutaneous lupus in 1834. Subsequent reports in 19 showed good results with another quinine-like drug in the treatment of both discoid and subacute cutaneous lupus. In 1941, discoid lupus patients were treated successfully with Atabrine, a compound developed in Germany in the 1920s. Feb 19, 2020 Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil is available in generic form.

     
  7. Llyt Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
  8. chgate XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 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.

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  9. jcknick New Member

    Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.