Prednisone and plaquenil

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  1. Vlezz Moderator

    Prednisone and plaquenil


    I have had horrible trouble every time I taper prednisone and have had to go down 1mg per week or two. BTW I saw the post on hair loss and I also have significant bald patches on temples and thickening itchy scalp by them. Hugs to all the lupies tonight, Jessi Yes, if the plaquenil controls your Lupus flares, it is best to not use the prednisone. But this time I have been able to go from 15 to 12.5 for 2-3 days then down to 10mg in another 2-3 days!!!! I hope you can get off of it completely, or at least take a small maintenance dose.

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    Diagnosed with Lupus at age 50 after lots of misdiagnosed ailments. First on prednisone and then told steroid was only temp reduce swelling and Plaquenil prescribed and started at 200 mg twice per. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when using Plaquenil Take it on a regular schedule, meaning at the same time each day. Take Plaquenil EXACTLY as prescribed by your physician. Do not stop taking the medication without first speaking to your doctor. Taking Hydroxychloroquine with food and/or milk can help prevent stomach upset. Plaquenil is an anti-malarial that slows the progression of the disease. Prednisone is a cortiocosteriod that manages inflammation. They have different jobs to do and don't interfere with each other.

    It's a good sign that your inflammation is going down. Also, I have had a rash on my chest for years and it is suddenly a lot better--alot. Take it very slow, tapering off, and if you have a reaction, severe fatigue, etc, talk to your doc, about tapering down even slower.

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    The prednisone is a steriod and the plaquenil is a anti malaria drug. The thing with plaquenil for me is that I don't notice much of anything taking it but when I go off then I flare up and then really notice it. I have been taking the plaquinil for about 8 years morning and night and the prednisone off and on. Hi there, Just curious if anyone else has had severe constipation from these drugs. I had rectal surgery 4 months ago and am still recovering and finding it difficult with the constipation from these meds. I am on Prednisone 10 mgs, plaquenil 400mgs a day, folgard b12, b6 folic acid ca supplement, diclofenac 75 mgs Hey every one! I am so sorry I haven't been around lately. I have a lot going on. Not too much good been feeling like crap- I have a question about my meds for you guys. 1 How long does it take for Plaquenil take to work and. 2 Has any one ever noticed that when there prednisone wears.

     
  5. Nigting Well-Known Member

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    Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses Drugs that prolong QT interval and other arrhythmogenic drugs Plaquenil prolongs the QT interval and should not be administered with other drugs that have the potential to induce cardiac arrhythmias. Also, there may be an increased risk of inducing ventricular arrhythmias if Plaquenil is used concomitantly with other arrhythmogenic drugs.

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