Long term use of plaquenil

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  1. Lilu Guest

    Long term use of plaquenil


    Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine.

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    Plaquenil is a slow-acting drug, meaning that it can take up to 6 months to experience the full benefits of this medication, but it is possible for symptoms to improve in as few as 1 or 2 months. Plaquenil and other antimalarials are the key to controlling lupus long-term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. 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. Focus on Eyes Long-term Plaquenil intake can affect your vision. Taking high doses or long-term treatment of Plaquenil, an anti-malaria drug used to treat lupus, can lead to vision problems.

    Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others.

    Long term use of plaquenil

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  6. 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.

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    The ICD-10 section that covers long-term drug therapy is Z79, with many subsections and specific diagnosis codes. Because Plaquenil does not have its own specific category, clinicians should use Z79.899—Other Long Term Current Drug Therapy. But getting the right code is just one step in the process of correctly documenting the encounter. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. You should not use hydroxychloroquine if you are allergic to it. Hydroxychloroquine is often prescribed as long-term therapy for many dermatologic indications, and it may have broader benefits e.g. preventing or improving thrombophilia associated with lupus erythematosus, neonatal lupus erythematosus, diabetes in rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue diseases, and as adjunctive therapy in some cancers.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses PLAQUENIL® Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's.
     
  8. azaly Guest

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Generic Plaquenil Availability - Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate Drug / Medicine.
     
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    Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take up to six months' constant use before an effect is seen in RA 1.

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