Is gastrointestinal problems common from plaquenil

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  1. Is gastrointestinal problems common from plaquenil


    In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias (joint pain), dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling especially of the face/tongue/throat, dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Question. I started taking Plaquenil 4 weeks ago for non specific autoimmune disease as indicated by ANA. Symptoms were low grade temperature off and on for a year, joint pain and fatigue. I have already felt some relief. Some nauseau at first but less problem with fever and joint pain. But, now I have started having stomach cramps and diarrhea. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Is gastrointestinal problems common from plaquenil

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    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. It is also being used as an experimental treatment for SARS-CoV-2. Sep 13, 2019 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. Plaquenil itself probably does not have a direct affect on your immune system - it is a DMARD and is not considered to be an immunosuppressant. However, many with active autoimmune diseases feel that they are not succeptible to many of the common viruses that they are exposed to - somewhat of a silver lining.

     
  4. Saddat New Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate, Quineprox Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine supporting chemo. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dosing, indications.
     
  5. xpro2004 Moderator

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Hydroxychloroquine - thigh muscle weakness? Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Plaquenil Indications, Side Effects, Warnings -
     
  6. Lenusya Moderator

    PLAQUENIL Patient Assistance Program COMMON BRAND NAMES Plaquenil. Uses. This medication is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus; and to treat or prevent malaria. How To Use. Take this medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.

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