Does hydroxychloroquine suppress the immune system

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  1. vadim_crow Guest

    Does hydroxychloroquine suppress the immune system


    I am asking this question, because I started this med approx. 1 month ago and prior to taking it I rarely ever got sick with colds,flu etc.

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    Jul 21, 2018 Does Sugar Really Suppress the Immune System? Eating sugar may put your white blood cells into a temporary coma. But there’s a lot more to the story of how sugar affects our immune response The mechanism is unknown. Combining telbivudine Tyzeka and hydroxychloroquine may increase the risk of unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness because both drugs cause such side effects. Hydroxychloroquine suppresses the immune system and should not be combined with drugs that also suppress the immune system or live vaccines. It is not clear why hydroxychloroquine is effective at treating autoimmune diseases. It is believed that hydroxychloroquine interferes with the communication of cells in the immune system.

    Around 2 weeks ago, I came down with a doozy of an illness (flulike with croup like cough that just won't quit). The only thing that usually ever ailed me were the crappy Sjogrens symptoms.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is the drug of choice for many physicians who treat rheumatologic skin diseases. It is the most readily available and frequently prescribed antimalarial in the US. Antimalarial medications are extremely safe and do not overtly suppress the immune system. Hydroxychloroquine is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It regulates the activity of the immune system, which may be overactive in some conditions. Hydroxychloroquine can modify the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the symptoms. There is evidence that hydroxychloroquine may interfere with communication between cells in the immune system. This action suppresses the normally overactive immune response in lupus patients which may explain one reason Plaquenil works so well for those suffering with lupus.

     
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    Saturday was a week since I stopped taking Plaquenil, aka Hydroxychloroquine, per my doctor’s instructions, and I think I am going through some form of withdrawal. Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More - American. PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -
     
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    Chloroquine hydrochloride Semantic Scholar The hydrochloride salt of chloroquine, a synthetic quinoline with antimalarial and anti-inflammatory properties. Chloroquine is the most widely used drug against malaria, except for those cases caused by chloroquine resistant Plasmodium falciparum.

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