Stop taking plaquenil and prednisone for my lupus

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  1. KRAN911 Guest

    Stop taking plaquenil and prednisone for my lupus


    The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up.....

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    These medications may also prevent lupus from spreading to certain organs, such as the kidney and central nervous system your brain and spinal cord and may help to reduce flares by as much as 50%. 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. Oral steroids – such as prednisone and prednisolone-- can be a lifesaving treatment for people with lupus. During serious lupus flares that affect organs such as the kidneys, high doses of. Prednisone a corticosteroid and methotrexate are best taken at specific times of day. “I tell people to take prednisone first thing in the morning, with something in their stomach,” says Mary Anne Dooley, MD, MPH, associate professor of rheumatology and immunology at the University of North Carolina’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

    There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible.

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  3. I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Since I have not taken it my chest feels so much better which is odd because chest pain is not listed as a side effect. Also I noticed that the Plaquenil I think was making me feel different but not in a good way.

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    Anti-malarial drugs may be given in combination with prednisone to reduce the amount of steroid needed to control lupus symptoms and thus to alleviate some of the side effects of the steroid. In addition, since it usually takes about 1-3 months for your anti-malarial medications to fully take effect, you may be given a steroid medication to act as a bridging medication and alleviate your symptoms during this interim. Hi. I have been taking Plaquenil, 200mgs 2x a day for about 2 years. I have not tested positive for Lupus, RA or SjS but it took over 13 years before my sister finally tested positive for Lupus & RA. You can still have Lupus/RA & not be positive. People have indicated they have taken Prednisone. Overview. Prednisone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in the 1950s to treat inflammation associated with lupus. Prednisone may be prescribed at a low dose for maintenance, or at a high dose to control acute flare-ups.

     
  4. tashik Well-Known Member

    Dosing schedules not well established in children Case reports describe dosage regimens that are effective yet tolerated, such as 12.5 mg PO twice weekly over 2 yr in a child aged 4-6 yr, and 100 mg PO twice weekly over 5 months in a child aged 12 yr; mg/kg dosing not reported Hypersensitivity to chloroquine, 4-aminoquinolones Psoriasis, porphyria, retinal or visual field changes For prevention, may use proguanil concomitantly Shown to cause severe hypoglycemia including loss of consciousness that could be life-threatening in patients treated with or without antidiabetic medications; patients should be warned about risk of hypoglycemia and associated clinical signs and symptoms; patients presenting with clinical symptoms suggestive of hypoglycemia during treatment with chloroquine should have blood glucose level checked and treatment reviewed as necessary Not effective in most areas; CDC recommends mefloquine or atovaquone/proguanil - check CDC traveler information for specific recommendations for region May cause hemolysis in glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency; blood monitoring may be needed as hemolytic anemia may occur, in particular in association with other drugs that cause hemolysis Monitor CBC periodically with prolonged therapy Caution with history of auditory damage Caution with hepatic disease, alcoholism, and coadministration with other hepatotoxic drugs May provoke seizures in patients with history of epilepsy Antacids and kaolin reduce chloroquine absorption; separate administration by at least 4 hr Irreversible retinal damage observed in some patients; significant risk factors for retinal damage include daily doses of chloroquine phosphate 2.3 mg/kg of actual body weight, durations of use greater than five years, subnormal glomerular filtration, use of some concomitant drug products such as tamoxifen citrate, and concurrent macular disease A baseline ophthalmological examination should be performed within the first year of initiating therapy; for individuals with significant risk factors, monitoring should include annual examinations; discontinue if ocular toxicity is suspected; patient should be closely observed given that retinal changes (and visual disturbances) may progress even after cessation of therapy In individuals of Asian descent, retinal toxicity may first be noticed outside macula; it is recommended that visual field testing be performed in visual field of central 24 degrees instead of central 10 degrees May exacerbate heart failure Not effective against chloroquine- or hydroxychloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium species; information regarding geographic areas where resistance to chloroquine occurs, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (gov/malaria) Does not treat hypnozoite liver stage forms of Plasmodium and will therefore not prevent relapses of malaria due to P. ovale; additional treatment with an anti-malarial agent active against these forms, such as an 8-aminoquinoline, is required for the treatment of infections with P. ovale Cases of cardiomyopathy resulting in cardiac failure, in some cases with fatal outcome, reported during long term therapy at high doses; monitor for signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy and discontinue chloroquine if cardiomyopathy develops; chronic toxicity should be considered when conduction disorders (bundle branch block / atrio-ventricular heart block) diagnosed; if cardiotoxicity suspected, prompt therapy discontinuation may prevent life-threatening complications QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes, and ventricular arrhythmias reported; risk is greater if chloroquine is administered at high doses; fatal cases reported; use with caution in patients with cardiac disease, a history of ventricular arrhythmias, uncorrected hypokalemia and/or hypomagnesemia, or bradycardia ( There are no adequate and well-controlled studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of chloroquine in pregnant women; usage during pregnancy should be avoided except in prophylaxis or treatment of malaria when benefit outweighs potential risk to fetus Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from chloroquine, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue drug, taking into account potential clinical benefit of drug to mother A: Generally acceptable. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Primaquine Oral Route Description and Brand Names - Mayo. Chloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic Chloroquine Dosage Guide with Precautions -
     
  5. abrahamson Guest

    Inflammatory Osteoarthritis And Plaquenil I'm just a little confused. Why am I taking Plaquenil, which does help tremedously BTW, if I don't have RA or Lupus. Ideas? Thanks! V. P. S. I also take meds for high bp, asthma and high cholesterol. I can't take NSAIDs because the first rheum I saw years ago messed up my stomach when he told me to take 2400 mg of Ibuprofen for a year.

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