Breastfeeding and hydroxychloroquine

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  1. Sapphirius Guest

    Breastfeeding and hydroxychloroquine


    I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been taking 400 mg of the drug for several months because of an autoimmune disease. My doctor has suggested that it may not be safe for me to breastfeed because I will need to remain on the drug after I deliver.

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    I was diagnosed with RA just over a year ago after the birth of my baby. I've been breastfeeding my little girl, and so they have been able to give me hydroxychloroquine and depmedrone, which although pass through the milk only in very small quantities my consultant said. I'm now trying to wean her, as methotrexate is next on the list! Hydroxychloroquine is considered safer than chloroquine during pregnancy and lactation. Hydroxychloroquine is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and steady-state concentrations are reached after 4–6 weeks; 45% of hydroxychloroquine binds to plasma proteins that are deposited in tissues such as the liver, spleen, kidney, and lung. Plaquenil ® hydroxychloroquine sulfate passes through breast milk in humans. When used to prevent or treat malaria, the benefits of using Plaquenil during breastfeeding usually outweigh the possible risks. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Plaquenil.

    Obviously I have to discuss this in more detail with my doctor and pediatrician, but was curious if there is anyone out there. There contradictory reports online - some saying there are no effects and others saying it is not safe.

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  5. Today, however, HCQ is recommended for most individuals with lupus, whether mild, moderate, or severe, as well as during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Given the drug’s many and varied beneficial effects and its excellent long-standing safety profile, most rheumatologists believe that hydroxychloroquine should be taken by people with.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is commonly used alongside other disease-modifying drugs including methotrexate – especially for rheumatoid arthritis. However, some drugs can interact with hydroxychloroquine. Indigestion remedies for example, antacids including some over-the-counter preparations can stop hydroxychloroquine being absorbed. Breastfeeding infants should receive the recommended dosages of hydroxychloroquine for malaria prophylaxis.7 Drug levels. Hydroxychloroquine is usually available as the sulfate salt with hydroxychloroquine constituting about 75% of the labeled dose of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It has a half-life of over a month. Feb 19, 2020 Plaquenil During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Plaquenil should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This medication is not recommended to treat rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Additional Information

     
  6. krizis Guest

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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Serious Side Effects of Plaquenil. Any vision problems, such as reading difficulties, sensitivity to light, seeing light flashes or streaks, blurred distance vision, or other issues. Hearing problems, such as ringing or ticking in the ears, or hearing changes Plaquenil may have toxic effects on.

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  9. carg New Member

    Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD. The brand name is Plaquenil. What does Plaquenil do? Plaquenil relieves pain and swelling and prevents damage to joints. How long does Plaquenil take to work? Plaquenil works very slowly. In 1 to 3 months you should start to feel better. You may continue to get better for up to 1 year.

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