Plaquenil to treat fibromyalgia

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  1. Spelle Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil to treat fibromyalgia


    Some drugs ease the aches and pains, while others may boost your energy or improve your sleep. You may need to take more than one fibromyalgia medicine to find relief.

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    Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline Elavil are sometimes prescribed to treat fibromyalgia symptoms. These medications may affect multiple symptoms – pain, fatigue, depressed mood, and sleep disturbances. The anticonvulsant drug pregabalin Lyrica has been approved by the FDA for fibromyalgia. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. A risk factor for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine retinotoxicity is a daily dose that exceeds 5.0 mg of drug per kg of body weight. The tool on the right simply calculates this threshold based on a ppatient’s real body weight. It’s important to understand that the daily dose is only one risk factor for plaquenil retinotoxicity.

    But your doctor may prescribe other drugs that aren't specifically approved for fibromyalgia. The FDA has approved three drugs to treat fibromyalgia: the antidepressants duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (Savella), plus the anti-seizure medicine pregabalin (Lyrica).

    Plaquenil to treat fibromyalgia

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  5. I've had CFS since January 2003 with no positive response to many treatments so far. My rheumatologist just prescribed Plaquenil and has high hopes it will do me some good. I was told it's used to treat Malaria but now has off-label use in people with suspected immune deficiencies. My doctor.

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    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Plaquenil; Descriptions. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. It is also used to prevent malaria infection in areas or regions where it is known that other medicines eg, chloroquine may not work. Fibromyalgia syndrome FMS is a common chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder of unknown etiology and characterized by generalized body pain, hyperalgesia, and other functional and emotional comorbidities. Despite extensive research, no treatment modality is effective for all FMS patients.

     
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    To assess the efficacy of chloroquine (Aralen) phosphate and hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) sulfate in the treatment of patients with neurosarcoidosis who either do not respond to corticosteroid therapy or develop unacceptable side effects. What medications treat sarcoidosis? Management strategies for pulmonary sarcoidosis Immunosuppressive therapy and sarcoidosis - Cleveland Clinic
     
  7. DennisNeo Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Plaquenil and stomach issues." Lupus Community. Do either hydroxychol/Plaquenil put you at risk for greater. Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral
     
  8. oseshka New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Nov 09, 2018 Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America.

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