Plaquenil for mctd

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  1. Pen-Pen New Member

    Plaquenil for mctd

    I've read numerous horrible things about the side effects of this drug, but I know it is necessary to prevent more damage to my body. I am currently on 20mg of Prednisone a day and was chastised by my new doctor about being on such a high dose as kidney issues are common with my disease.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet. Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. It’s also available in a generic version. The maximum dose of Plaquenil is 6.5 mg/kg of ideal body weight per day, regardless of whether a person is overweight, underweight, or normal weight. One kilogram kg equals 2.2 pounds. Women with lupus who are OVER their ideal body weight should go by these dosing rules 5’ 7” or higher - up to 400 mg Plaquenil daily Plaquenil and other anti-malarials are the key to controlling lupus long term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. For this reason, you can think of anti-malarials as a sort of “lupus life insurance.”

    My new doctor said she "is treating this like Rheumatoid Arthritis" because joint and muscle pains are my worst issue. However, I have to say that the steroids have helped my swelling and inflammation TREMENDOUSLY since starting them.

    Plaquenil for mctd

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  4. Plaq is typically used for mild lupus cases. Prednisone is the first line treatment for many AI diseases, including mctd but it is not a drug you want to take for long term treatment if possible.

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    Calling all seasoned people with MCTD. I have been taking Plaquenil for 6 months. I didn't fully realize how much it was helping until I stopped taking it last week. I went for my yearly physical at my primary doctor and told him about my dx of MCTD. Plaquenil helps with joint pain but not muscle aches and pains. Actually one of the rare side effects is myopathy, which is muscle weakness. My Optho and the research I did online tells me the retinal toxicity is very rare-- but of course that doesn't help if you are the rare one. MCTD is rare too and here we are. User Reviews for Hydroxychloroquine to treat Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. Also known as Plaquenil, Quineprox. The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners. Overview

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    Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye.

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