my doc has prescribed hcqs for rashes on my face will it help
22 May 2012
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is a prescription medication approved for the following uses: To prevent and treat certain types of malaria infections; To treat lupus (including systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic discoid lupus); To treat rheumatoid arthritis.
On occasion, the doc/pharmacist may recommend hydroxychloroquine for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. Hydroxychloroquine is sometimes used off-label to treat a number of conditions, such as: Drug-induced lupus; Sjogren's syndrome; Lyme disease; Porphyria cutanea tarda; Polymorphous light eruptions; Scleroderma.
Maybe, since its been prescribed the doc would have taken into consideration your health condition, however, seeking a second opinion from another doc/pharmacist is also recommended, take care.
1 Feb 2013
I would follow up with your doctor on what he thinks your positive SLE blood test means. I am not in the medical profession but I think SLE stands for Systemic Lupus erythematosus. I take hydroxycloroquine is an antimalarial drug also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Sjrogren's and other rheumotoid disorders. The drug is used in treating rashes such as the discoid or subacute types of lupus rashes. Also, it will help if you are having problems with muscle and joint pain, fatigue, or other lupus symptoms and can help reduce flares.
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