Is plaquenil a sulfa drug

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    Is plaquenil a sulfa drug


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    Plaquenil is most often well-tolerated but, like with any drug, side effects are possible. Most people about 90% who take antimalarial medications experience no side effects. If common side effects do occur, they are usually minor and last only for a short period of time. These are not sulfates. Sulfate used after a drug name is just the last name of the chemical, its the sulfate salt. It has nothing to do with sulfonamides. Allergy to sulfonamide antibiotics has no relationship to allergies to hydroxychloroquine. I have been allergic to sulfa meds for over 30 years. I have been taking plaquenil for about 8 years with no problems. However, I was givin the generic Plaquenil at first, and I did have a reaction to that - until now I didn't reliese was the same as my sulfa reaction.

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

    Is plaquenil a sulfa drug

    Sulfa & Plaquenil allergies related? DailyStrength, Is hydroxychloroquine Sulfate a member of the sulfa drug.

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  5. Can you take Hydroxychloroquine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs? Asked by yjohns316 Updated 18 January 2014 Topics allergic reactions, hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine. Answer this question. Responses 1 KA. kaismama. They aren't related in any way. YJ. yjohns316. ok. Thank you! I thought it was a sulfa drug or at least in the same class. I

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    Hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil is not a sulfa drug. That is a misconception. However, hydroxychloroquine can be associated with serious dermatological side effects including severe rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder for which there is no known cure. Fortunately in the last few years, a shift in strategy toward the earlier institution of disease modifying drugs and the availability of new classes of medications have greatly improved the outcomes that can be expected by most patients. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications

     
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    ive put on 45 lbs since starting this medication back in October it is January now so that’s 10lbs a month. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia How long does it take for plaquenil to leave your system? Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More - American.
     
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    Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Apr 10, 2019 Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil 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, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    Plaquenil Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. FDA Package Insert