hydroxychloroquine


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hydroxychloroquine

 [hi-drok″sĭ-klor´o-kwin]
an antiinflammatory and antiprotozoal agent, used as the sulfate salt in treatment of malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hydroxychloroquine

(hī-drŏk′sē-klôr′ə-kwīn′, -kwēn′)
n.
A derivative of chloroquine, C18H26ClN3O, used in its sulfate form as an antimalarial and in the treatment of lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
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hydroxychloroquine

A drug used to reduce the activity of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. A brand name is Plaquenil.
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Ziyad Khamaysi described the results of a retrospective study of 15 women and 6 men with erosive, recalcitrant oral lichen planus, treated with hydroxychloroquine.
There was no significant difference between Hydroxychloroquine Group and NON- Hydroxychloroquine Group patients in any of the clinical characteristics at baseline (Table 1).
"Hydroxychloroquine was no more effective than placebo for pain relief in patients with moderate-to-severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis," the authors write.
Kean, "Therapy and pharmacological properties of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases," Inflammopharmacology, vol.
Parcevaux et al., "Impact of hydroxychloroquine on preterm delivery and intrauterine growth restriction in pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a descriptive cohort study," Lupus, vol.
STEROIDS AND HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE remain the most widely prescribed treatment options for pregnant women with rheumatologic diseases, according to a study looking at prescribing patterns in a cohort of women diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.
A 63-year-old woman with history of connective tissue disorder on hydroxychloroquine 200mg oral once a day for three months and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presented with insidious onset of dyspnea and orthopnea of six weeks duration.
Mr Rashmi Patel, consultant in Reproductive Medicine at Care Fertility in Manchester, said: "Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug but can also be used as an anti-inflammatory preparation for auto-immune conditions like arthritis or lupus.
Conversely, hydroxychloroquine in combination with corticosteroids or other disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has been successful in treating chronic rheumatic manifestations.
Hydroxychloroquine was created to fight malaria and later used to help people with rheumatoid arthritis and immune system disorder lupus.
-- The risk of irreversible hydroxychloroquine toxic retinopathy is much greater than previously appreciated, Dr.