Is it necessary to wean off of plaquenil

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    Is it necessary to wean off of plaquenil


    It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability.

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    Typically, that is the drug the patient would prefer to taper. If there are any tolerability issues, methotrexate is likely to be the drug that is driving that. Usually, by that point, the patient does not have tolerability issues that would mean they cannot take it at all. Unfortunately, cessation of Plaquenil intake may not be a remedy since not infrequently, patients will develop objective evidence of progression despite discontinuation of the drug. Thus, the possibility of toxicity should not be disregarded and close monitoring of the ocular findings is required. It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily.

    Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

    Is it necessary to wean off of plaquenil

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  6. Aug 27, 2010 can you just stop taking plaquenil or do you have to wean off it. on August 27, 2010, PM i was just curious if i was to try plaquenil again for a few days/weeks if you decide

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    Weaning from hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil lingers in the system at least 50 days and cannot be taken while on the MP. Dr. Blaney reports he starts his patients on Benicar while they are waiting for Plaquenil to clear their system and has seen no adverse events. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses. May 07, 2012 Plaquenil is used in the treatment of sarcoidosis but its main use is in the treatment of malaria. One of the side effects of taking the drug is that it affects eye sight, and eye tests, especially field of vision tests need to be done every six months. For the four years that I took the drug.

     
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