Does plaquenil lower immune system

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  1. Zonder New Member

    Does plaquenil lower immune system


    I started on it just less than 2 weeks ago, and I'm surrounded by ill people at work and already have a bit of a cold (nothing severe). it is "milder" than a lot of the other dmards in terms of side effects and activity x It is listed as having a mild immunosuppressant effect in my book on RA, but one of the reasons for the blood tests is to check that your immune system is not being suppressed too much (eg checking your white blood cell levels), so you shouldn't be completely vulnerable. Even after several years of taking lots of drugs I've not found any difference in the number of colds etc I get, and loads of people on here are teachers etc who get a lot of exposure to colds and coughs without too much problem.

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    Feb 04, 2015 I have been taking plaquenil for almost a year, does this drug lower your immune system's effective? Asked by fredkintner Updated 4 February 2015 Topics Jun 13, 2019 Plaquenil lowers your immune system’s ability to cause inflammation. This can help control symptoms like rashes, skin and mouth sores and joint pain. Plaquenil and your eyes. A rare side effect of Plaquenil is damage to the eye's retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Using Plaquenil for a long period of time. Higher doses of medications that weaken your immune system are more likely to increase your risk of getting a fungal infection. 5,11,13,14. Click on the sections below to see lists of corticosteroids and TNF inhibitors that can increase the chances of getting a fungal infection.

    Polly Thank you both, I thought it shouldn't be too bad and that it's pretty mild in comparison to other drugs. Always better to be well informed and I remember the consultant saying its bit a bad time of year to start on it as I've missed all the bugs round Christmas time so thought there may be a slim chance of it being suppressed. But do look after yourself, and make sure you eat well and don't get too tired as if you have a cold already you need to pamper yourself a bit more than you would have before RA.

    Does plaquenil lower immune system

    Does Plaquenil supress the immune system?, What Is Plaquenil? - American Academy of Ophthalmology

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  5. I usually start with a low dose of 100-200 mg per day to help the patient adapt to the medicine and allow an increase in dose later to as high as 300-400 mg per day. Less common adverse effects of Plaquenil are drug-induced skin rashes. These rashes may consist of many small red bumps or bright red skin covering most of the body.

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    Mar 23, 2014 I doubt it is the Plaquenil affecting your immune system, but the actual Lupus itself as it can affects the white blood cells and lower them so we get every infection going. You need to speak to your rheumy for more clarification in your case. Aug 02, 2010 All work by suppressing the immune system. If he wants this type of drug he can try to balance control of his autoimmune disease with the risk of infection. What I mean is He might want to consider taking a lower dose of Plaquenil. This won't suppress his immune system quite as much but it also won't completely control his Sjogrens. Plaquenil reduces inflammation in many Rheumatic disorders, the mode of action is pretty complicated though so I shan't bore you with all the details, but basically it prevents your dendritic cells these are messengers for your immune system, if you will from interacting with your T-Cells a special type of white blood cell which through a convoluted and boring process, causes inflammation.

     
  6. Divider XenForo Moderator

    A 45-year-old black female presented with no ocular or visual complaints. However, her medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of lupus. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy A review of imaging How to interpret visual fields 5 most common patterns - EyeGuru
     
  7. stronzo27 Guest

    I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like. The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil Had to stop taking Plaquenil -
     
  8. zarubb New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine and meloxicam Hydroxychloroquine and meloxicam. Support Forums. No more plaquenil for me.boooo it was supposed to have been a good drug for me I have RA and SLE. I hope you have a decent enough relation with your rhuematolgist or at least his office to call when you have questions. this site is very good about helping out.

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  9. ahileSS Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage.

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