Is hydroxychloroquine safe during pregnancy

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    Is hydroxychloroquine safe during pregnancy


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    Until 1995, nearly all physicians stopped hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil when a patient with lupus erythematosus LE became pregnant because there were no data on whether the drug was safe during pregnancy, said Dr. Piette of Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière, Paris. 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. If you are pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or lactating, please discuss this with your doctor before taking this medication. However, hydroxycholorquine has been shown to be safe during pregnancy and breast feeding.

    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 during pregnancy

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  7. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is often needed to manage disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus SLE during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to examine lupus activity and pregnancy outcomes in women with SLE treated or not treated with HCQ during pregnancy.

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    In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This is called her background risk. This sheet talks about whether exposure to hydroxychloroquine may increase the risk for birth defects over that background risk. Feb 19, 2020 Rheumatoid Arthritis. The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may require weeks to months to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Initial adult dosage 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. Feb 19, 2020 Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

     
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