Phototoxic reaction to plaquenil

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    Phototoxic reaction to plaquenil


    The reaction can be phototoxic and/or photoallergic. Phototoxic reactions result from direct damage to tissue caused by light activation of the photosensitising agent, whilst photoallergic reactions are a cell-mediated immune response in which the is the light-activated photosensitising agent.

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    Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Phototoxic reaction This is the most common reaction and usually occurs when a drug you’re taking whether by mouth or topically applied is activated by exposure to UV light and causes damage to the skin that can look and feel like a sunburn or a rash. Reactions can be phototoxic or photoallergic. Phototoxic reactions account for 95 percent of all cases of photosensitivity—occurring as a result of ingestion of certain drugs. The incidence and severity of phototoxic reactions have been directly linked to the drug's dosage and the amount of UV exposure.

    Although some oral photosensitising medications can cause photoallergic reactions, most cause phototoxic reactions. Photoallergic reactions occur less commonly than phototoxic reactions and are mostly caused by photosensitising topical agents.

    Phototoxic reaction to plaquenil

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    Feb 19, 2020 PLAQUENIL should be administered with caution in patients having glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase G-6-PD deficiency. Dermatologic Effects. Dermatologic reactions to PLAQUENIL may occur and, therefore, proper care should be exercised when it is administered to any patient receiving a drug with a significant tendency to produce dermatitis. The reaction can be phototoxic and/or photoallergic. Phototoxic reactions result from direct damage to tissue caused by light activation of the photosensitising agent, whilst photoallergic reactions are a cell-mediated immune response in which the antigen is the light-activated photosensitising agent. Jun 12, 2018 Phototoxic reactions in skin Acute phototoxicity often begins as an exaggerated sunburn reaction with erythema and edema that occurs within minutes to hours of light exposure. Vesicles and bullae may develop with severe reactions.

     
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    My dr told me that she thinks that I probably have Fibromyalgia and an Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder (suspected Lupus). Life is still fun :)Hugs, Robin @Joy - I have a couple different types of pain. Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine supporting chemo effectiveness and. Success with Low Dose Naltrexone, Hyd. - Fibromyalgia. COVID-19 Prophylaxis in Healthcare workers. - Health 2019
     
  6. dantess Well-Known Member

    Which would you pick and why? - Plaquenil or Methotrexate Sorry to hear that you are having a lot of pain with your RA. I have lupus which mainly affects my joints and skin. I have been taking hydroxychloroquine which is the generic of plaquenil for the past three years. My rheumy recently added Imuran instead of methotrexate. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine takes up to 3 months to begin working.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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