Plaquenil and photosensitivity

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    Plaquenil and photosensitivity


    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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    I've read on medical sites that Hydroxychloroquine can react with the sun causing allergic reactions and I wonder if this is the cause of the rash on this occasion or whether it's just my normal photosensitivity. I've read some posts on the forum here about people reacting to Hydroxychloroquine but it seems to be very severe as you say twitchytoes. If photosensitivity is a problem for you, here are some ways to protect yourself from the sun Be Sun Smart With Lupus. If you are photosensitive, the best rule is to avoid midday and tropical sun. Plaquenil is generally agreed to reduce photosensitivity a little, so that it is an extra help, but not so much that other precautions can be relaxed. In a very few people it can cause a photosensitive reaction, by a different sort of mechanism, which cancels out the protective element.

    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.

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  7. Once we determined that Plaquenil was worsening my psorasis to affect my nails and tendon inserts, I came off it for good. Skin rashes occasionally develop and hydroxychloroquine may make you more sensitive to the sun, so it is advisable to use the usual precautions of sunscreens and a hat if you are in the sun.

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    The malaria medication hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil may ease the symptoms of some types of sun allergies. Therapy. If you have a severe sun allergy, your doctor might suggest gradually getting your skin used to sunlight each spring. Drug-induced photosensitivity occurs when certain photosensitising medications cause unexpected sunburn or dermatitis a dry, bumpy or blistering rash on sun-exposed skin face, neck, arms, backs of hands and often lower legs and feet. The rash may or may not be itchy. Both Sjogren's and Plaquenil can increase skin sensitivity to sunlight. There are other medications that can cause photosensitivity too. I never used to burn.

     
  8. Sunnych Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine is the generic form of the brand-name prescription medicine Aralen, which is used to prevent and treat malaria — a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite — and to treat amebiasis, an infection of the intestines caused by a parasite. Chloroquine toxicity - CHLOROQUINE OVERDOSE CAUSES HYPOKALEMIA. A case of fatal hydroxychloroquine overdose
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Find patient medical information for Hydroxychloroquine Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.

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  10. znaxar User

    Treatment of Malaria – Malaria Site Chloroquine is the ONLY drug used for P. vivax malaria, because resistance to chloroquine in P. vivax malaria is almost unknown in most countries. In most parts of the world, P. falciparum is resistant to chloroquine, and the recommended treatment is artemisinin bases combinations.

    CDC - Malaria - Diagnosis & Treatment United States.