Is hydroxychloroquine safe in pregnancy

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    Is hydroxychloroquine safe in pregnancy


    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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    Anti-malarial drugs hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine are considered pregnancy category C drugs. While there is evidence of risk for damage to the eye and ear, if the benefits of these drugs in controlling RA symptoms are judged to outweigh the risks, they may continue to be used during pregnancy. 1,2 In animal studies on Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine and pregnancy, the medication crossed the placenta and accumulated in the eyes of the fetus when it was given to pregnant animals. Although human studies are lacking, available evidence suggests a relatively low risk to the fetus. 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.

    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.

    Is hydroxychloroquine safe in pregnancy

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  4. Hydroxychloroquine Pregnancy Warnings Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetal harm. Use of chloroquine and other 4-aminoquinolines in high doses and for prolonged durations has been associated with neurological disturbances and interference with hearing, balance, and vision in the fetus.

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    Nov 26, 2003 Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is routinely used to treat lupus erythematosus. Its use during pregnancy has been associated with ophthalmologic and otic toxicity in the fetus and could result in increased fetal malformations or miscarriage. Pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or lactating, please discuss this with your doctor before taking this medication. However, hydroxychloroquine has been shown to be safe during pregnancy and breast feeding. Hydroxychloroquine typically is very well tolerated. Serious side effects are rare. The most common Newer information indicates that infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. In a small number of infants up to at least 1 year of age, careful follow-up found no adverse effects on growth, vision or hearing.

     
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    500 mg chloroquine phosphate (300 mg base) orally on the same day each week Comments: -If possible, suppressive therapy should start 2 weeks prior to exposure; if unable to start 2 weeks before exposure, an initial loading dose of 1 g chloroquine phosphate (600 mg base) may be taken orally in 2 divided doses, 6 hours apart. Chloroquine - Mechanism, Indication, Contraindications. Chloroquine Uses, Side Effects & Warnings - Chloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.
     
  7. Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. The mechanism of action of antimalarials in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but is thought to involve changes in antigen presentation or effects on the innate immune system. Dosage Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® is the drug of choice among antimalarials. Chloroquine is not commonly used because of greater.

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