Plaquenil skin changes

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    Plaquenil skin changes


    Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. Hydroxychloroquine may be used as part of a combination therapy.

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    Hydroxychloroquine HCQ-associated hyperpigmentation is uncommon, with onset ranging from 3 months to 22 years following the initiation of therapy 1. A 32-year-old woman presented with a 1.5-year history of symmetric polyarthritis, positive rheumatoid factor, and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, without erosive joint changes. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. Plaquenil can change the pigmentation in the skin, so it would stand to reason that it can do the same with hair. I have experienced the change in pigmentation on my legs. It looks like I have a huge bruise on the back of my leg which extends from the calf to the ankle. I call it a perma-bruise.

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It isn’t fully understood how this drug works to treat lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. That means you may need to take it with other drugs. It treats malaria by killing the parasites that cause the disease.

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  4. The changes are most often permanent, but in some cases, vision has improved. Most rheumatologists recommend patients undergo a baseline eye examination prior to starting Plaquenil and be re-examined in the future depending on their risk for developing the condition. Risk factors include advanced age and having pre-existing retinal disease.

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    A known side effect of using antimalarials long term is dark patches on the skin. The Lupus Encyclopedia Thomas Jr. 2014 says this 'One of the potential long-term side-effects of using anti-malarial medications such as hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine, and quinacrine is the development of dark-colored patches on the skin. Dec 25, 2011 Skin rashes and pigment change. Atabrine, specifically, can cause yellow pigmentation of skin. Sometimes Plaquenil can also deposit in the tissues of the body and cause the skin to take on a greenish tone. Dry skin Loss of appetite Abdominal bloating Upset stomach Stomach cramps Most people who take Plaquenil also take other medicines for pain and stiffness. How does Plaquenil work? Plaquenil changes the way your immune system works. In some kinds of lupus, your immune system attacks your body instead of protecting it. Plaquenil tries to quiet or slow down the immune system. How do you take Plaquenil?

     
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    Plaqenil Role in Prevention of Age Related Macular Degeneration The investigators think that there is a connection between the use of plaquenil and the prevention of Age related macular degeneration AMD. The investigators believe that the use of plaquenil makes bruch's membrane thicker, thereby preventing Chroidal Neovascularization CNV growth.

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