Does hydroxychloroquine suppress your immune system

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  1. alex54321 User

    Does hydroxychloroquine suppress your immune system


    I am asking this question, because I started this med approx. 1 month ago and prior to taking it I rarely ever got sick with colds,flu etc.

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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. Apr 01, 2013 Methotrexate does suppress the immune system, but serious infections with methotrexate are not common. Your rheumatologist will monitor you closely for any side effects associated with methotrexate such as liver test abnormalities, pneumonitis, or infections. Almost all autoimmune diseases require the immune system be suppressed to some degree. Hydroxychloroquine is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARDregulates the activity of the immune system, which may be overactive in some conditions. Hydroxychloroquine can modify the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the

    Around 2 weeks ago, I came down with a doozy of an illness (flulike with croup like cough that just won't quit). The only thing that usually ever ailed me were the crappy Sjogrens symptoms.

    Does hydroxychloroquine suppress your immune system

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Methotrexate Does it weaken my immune system?

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  6. This dosing would NOT apply to someone already taking plaquenil, because it has a very long ~ 30 days half-life, and it’s already in your system, so you just keep on keep’n on. This is not intended to be medical advice; this is just a reminder to refill whatever Rx for plaquenil you might already have.

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    Overall, most serious fungal infections are rare, but they do happen. They are most common among people with weak immune systems. People with certain health conditions may need to take medications with side effects that can weaken your immune system and put you at risk for fungal infections. There is evidence that hydroxychloroquine may interfere with communication between cells in the immune system. This action suppresses the normally overactive immune response in lupus patients which may explain one reason Plaquenil works so well for those suffering with lupus. Drugs that can Harm the Immune System and Lungs. The flu is rarely deadly. It's flu that becomes pneumonia that kills. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs should be seriously considered on the list of things that could potentially make people more susceptible to having a flu that morphs into a deadly pneumonia.

     
  7. gorevoin New Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. CBD oil and Plaquenil lupus Hydroxychloroquine and meloxicam - Mobic and Plaquenil drug interactions - eHealthMe
     
  8. Lenusenka Moderator

    Como uno de los modos que tenemos para cuidarnos es tomar parte en nuestro tratamiento, es necesario que sepamos unas cuantas cosas acerca de cada tratamiento que, a día de hoy, existe para el lupus. 😝 Que ya sabéis que no soy médico y que cuento con lo que me informo y con lo que vivo, que no es poco, je. Esto es lo que pasa con tu cuerpo cuando dejas de beber. Que efectos adversos causa el dejar de tomar el plaquenil. Qué pasa en tu cuerpo cuando dejas de beber? - YouTube
     
  9. baroque Moderator

    Inflammatory Osteoarthritis And Plaquenil I'm just a little confused. Why am I taking Plaquenil, which does help tremedously BTW, if I don't have RA or Lupus. Ideas? Thanks! V. P. S. I also take meds for high bp, asthma and high cholesterol. I can't take NSAIDs because the first rheum I saw years ago messed up my stomach when he told me to take 2400 mg of Ibuprofen for a year.

    How is plaquenil hydroxychloroquine used to treat lupus?
     
  10. MumbaForever New Member

    Chloroquine - Drugs and Lactation Database LactMed - NCBI. Very small amounts of chloroquine are excreted in breast milk; when given once weekly, the amount of drug is not sufficient to harm the infant nor is the quantity sufficient to protect the child from malaria. United Kingdom malaria treatment guidelines recommend that weekly chloroquine 500 mg be given until breastfeeding is completed and primaquine can be given.1 Breastfeeding infants should.

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