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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    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. 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 did accidentally take a sulfa drug about 5 years ago and still had the horrible reaction so know I'm still allergic even while being on plaquenil. I also take meloxicam which is in the same family as celebrex and have no problem. I would definitely look for another opinion as plaquenil was a lifesave when I first was diagnosed and it has relatively low side effects.

    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

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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. 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.

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    A 45-year-old black female presented with no ocular or visual complaints. However, her medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of lupus. New Guidelines for Hydroxychloroquine Visual Screening Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil - Sjogren's
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    What Are Malaria Pills? Do They Prevent and Treat Malaria? - WebMD Chloroquine This drug is taken once a week, starting about 1 to 2 weeks before your trip and continuing for 4 weeks after. But chloroquine is rarely used anymore, because it no longer works against P. falciparum, the most common and dangerous type of malaria parasite.

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  10. artur979 User

    How long taking Plaquenil before side effects DailyStrength Been on plaquenil close to 3 months now and haven't noticed any side effect so far. Eye problems is one of the more serious side effects from plaquenil that you hear people talk about. My rheumy says it's mostly long term that causes the eye problems but recommends me to keep regular eye exams.

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