Hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy

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  1. Tooman XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy


    Less than 50% of pregnancies in women with lupus have complications, but all lupus pregnancies are considered high-risk. Lupus can complicate pregnancy with an increased risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and preeclampsia, as well as heart problems in the baby.

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    OBJECTIVE To study maternal and fetal outcome of pregnancy in patients with lupus who were exposed to hydroxychloroquine HCQ. Maternal lupus is associated with adverse maternal and fetal events; however, pregnancy outcomes may be improved if conception does not occur until the disease has been inactive for ≥6 months. Hydroxychloroquine is one of the medications recommended for the management of lupus and lupus nephritis in pregnant women. Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used to prevent and treat malaria and to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Hydroxychloroquine is sold under several brand names, including Plaquenil®. For more information on rheumatoid arthritis or lupus in pregnancy please see.

    “Preconception counseling allows women who have lupus to discuss their personal health with their doctor to assess risks based on how lupus has affected her thus far,” says Larry Matsumoto, MD, maternal fetal specialist at Atlanta Perinatal Consultants. If you have lupus and are considering having a baby, consider these tips to ensure a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.

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  7. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and prednisone are considered safe during pregnancy. Methotrexate and cyclophosphamide Cytoxan should not be used in pregnancy and should be discontinued for at least a month prior to getting pregnant. Ask your doctor to help you weigh the benefits and risks all your medications.

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    Clowse et al. found that women who stopped taking HCQ had increased lupus activity and increased lupus flares during pregnancy. High activity lupus was defined as a physician's estimate of activity PEA greater than 2 occurred in twice as many pregnancies in which HCQ treatment was stopped as in those in which HCQ was continued. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is recommended for all women with lupus during pregnancy. Hydroxychloroquine was originally an antimalarial medication that was found to reduce the risk of lupus flares during pregnancy as well. It isn't known to cause any problems in babies and may help prevent neonatal lupus. Women with rheumatic diseases, including inflammatory arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, fare better in pregnancy when their disease is under good control 1, 2. The role of hydroxychloroquine HCQ for achieving this control is now recognized.

     
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  11. Kamch Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. One PLAQUENIL tablet contains 200 mg of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, which is equivalent to 155 mg base. Take PLAQUENIL with a meal or a glass of milk. Malaria Prophylaxis. Adults. 400 mg 310 mg base once weekly on the same day of each week starting 2 weeks prior to exposure, and continued for 4 weeks after leaving the endemic area.

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