Why is chloroquine used to treat lupus

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    Why is chloroquine used to treat lupus


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a one of a number of drugs which have been used for many years in the treatment of malaria. Fortunately, it was discovered these drugs often are helpful in the treatment of various rheumatic diseases, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus SLE or "Lupus" and rheumatoid arthritis. 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. Chloroquine is also used to treat infection caused by a different type of parasite ameba by killing the ameba. How to use Chloroquine Phosphate. Take this medication by mouth.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Why is chloroquine used to treat lupus

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  7. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments.

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    Why it's used. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It’s also used to prevent and treat malaria. How it works. Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial. Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a breakdown product of chloroquine, and is, in fact, the most common antimalarial given to treat lupus. How hydroxychloroquine works to fight lupus Hydroxychloroquine has a number of effects on the immune system.

     
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