How does plaquenil help fight lupus

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  1. sergeice User

    How does plaquenil help fight lupus


    The Rheumatologists I saw were of the opinion that since I was already on steroids I just needed monitoring not any other meds. I was recently referred to a Rheumatologist by the Dr. She now wants me to start on Plaquenil, I am quite concerned because my eyes seemed to be the only system that still work fairly well.

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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. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. How does Plaquenil help me battle lupus? Antimalarials are able to help modulate the immune system. And, they have the additional benefit of not making your body more susceptible to infection a noted side effect of many other lupus medications.

    I used Darvocet for years with no side effects and was able to get out & live a semi-normal life. I asked her if the Plaquenil would help with the pain but she indicated it probably wouldn't.

    How does plaquenil help fight lupus

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    I think it's lupus brain fog, my problem is my short term memory it's shocking and my mind also just wanders. I remind myself of dory the fish in finding nemo. My kids find it all hysterical sure the drugs don't help but for me it was happening before starting them. 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. It does help me I see someone Spanky in a comment said they have Behcet’s. I have that also and never knew anyone else that had it. The antimalarial quinine was first used to treat cutaneous lupus in 1834. Subsequent reports in 19 showed good results with another quinine-like drug in the treatment of both discoid and subacute cutaneous lupus. In 1941, discoid lupus patients were treated successfully with Atabrine, a compound developed in Germany in the 1920s.

     
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    Answer: When billing Plaquenil examinations, or any other high risk medication exams, it is appropriate to bill the systemic disease or any ocular manifestations as the primary diagnosis since many payers may not reimburse for the high-risk medication diagnosis as a stand-alone diagnosis. ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 362.10 Background. Coding patterns used by ophthalmologists for. ICD-10 -
     
  8. melontrop User

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus - LupusCorner My rheumatologist wants me to take Plaquenil, but I have a strong family history of macular degeneration and am afraid to take it. Also, new dosing information from The American Academy of Ophthalmology is 5 mg/kg of real weight not ideal weight. Many people have been overmedicated, according to an article in Ocular Surgery News U. S. Edition.

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