Imuran and plaquenil

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  1. Timen New Member

    Imuran and plaquenil

    See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects. Applies to azathioprine: oral tablet Other dosage forms: Oral route (Tablet) Chronic immunosuppression with azathioprine increases risk of malignancy in humans.

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    Dr. Lages responded Differ. Imuran azathioprine is cleared fairly rapidly and will be gone. Placquenil takes 15 plus or minus 6 days to clear and thus will be gone too. Renalupie1 responded It could take several months to feel a difference. If in about 6 to 8 weeks you aren't seeing the slightest change, or don't feel it is enough, let your doc know, and he can adjust. I am back on the Plaquenil, and my dose is 400 mg. Aug 10, 2015 So I did email an expert on the subject who said that it was fine with the Plaquenil but maybe not so much for the Imuran. She just said proceed with caution there, let the doc know and continue to watch for any unusual reactions. I have been using the probiotics and didn't want to stop so I think I will proceed with caution and continue on.

    Physicians using this drug should be very familiar with this risk as well as with the mutagenic potential to both men and women and with possible hematologic toxicities. Along with its needed effects, azathioprine (the active ingredient contained in Imuran) may cause some unwanted effects. Reports of malignancy include post-transplant lymphoma and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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  5. Jan 12, 2018 Imuran azathioprine is an immunosuppressive antimetabolite used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted kidney. Imuran is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Imuran is available in generic form. Common side effects of Imuran include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hair loss, or ; skin rash.

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    Subject shows that azathioprine Imuran® is roughly as effective as methotrexate in treating sarcoidosis. It is consid-ered when there is a contraindication to methothrexate, such as renal or hepatic function impairment. The side effects of azathioprine include dyspepsia, oral ulcers, myalgia, malaise, jaundice and blurred vision. If the Placquenil is not helping you enough, the Imuran may work well, and give you better relief. If you have any side effects you don't like, it can be stopped. Methotrexate is another choice that is often tried in addition to Placquenil, so there are options if the Imuran doesn't work. Thanks for taking the time to reply I'm taking Plaquenil for 4 years the Imuran Azathioprine spwas added during the summer. I do feel better today I did come up with the malar rash which is a sure sign that a flair is on the way but as I said I feel better today and the rash is going down. Maybe the Imuran is working.

  6. Smetanin Well-Known Member

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    Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic Sep 15, 2018 Lupus can cause the hair on your scalp to gradually thin out, although a few people lose clumps of hair. Loss of eyebrow, eyelash, beard and body hair also is possible. In most cases, your hair will grow back when your lupus is treated. But some people with lupus develop round discoid lesions on the scalp.

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    Traveldoctor - Vaccinations and malaria prevention - Malaria Lariam is more effective against chloroquine resistant malaria than chloroquine and paludrine. There has been some discussion about side effects from lariam, but two thirds to three quarters of all users apparently have few problems. Malarone is a new drug combination and can be used for both prophylaxis and treatment. For prophylaxis the dose is 1 tablet daily from the day before entry to 7 days after departure from the malaria risk area.

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