Can plaquenil cause skin pigment to darken

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    Can plaquenil cause skin pigment to darken


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    In rare cases, Plaquenil can cause cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. If you're taking Plaquenil for an autoimmune condition, your symptoms should begin to improve after a few. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil stimulates the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. As a result, there is both hemosiderin iron and melanin accumulation in the dermis. The exact reasons why this phenomenon happens is not clear. Jul 12, 2007 I have no idea if this is like what is happening to you, but when I first went on plaquenil I got some weird pigment changes on my forehead some darkening that has ended up being permanent. My rheumy said that plaquenil can make you even more sun sensitive, so it looks like some sun exposure along with the plaq caused my pigment changes.

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    Can plaquenil cause skin pigment to darken

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  3. The right forearm has darker patches and the back of both hands seem affected. I think it's due to Hydroxycholoroquine-induced hyperpigmentation an example of drug-induced skin pigmentation. I thought it worth showing those of you on the medication. Why is it so much worse on the right forearm? Well she's only just started to drive again.

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    What is the treatment for drug-induced skin pigmentation? Drug-induced skin pigmentation can become cosmetically disfiguring. In many cases, once the offending drug has been stopped, fading of the lesions occurs. However, the pigmentation may last a long time or become permanent. Because many drugs that induce skin pigmentation also cause photosensitivity reactions, sun protection is usually recommended. Sep 30, 2019 Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes skin to darken. While typically harmless, increased skin pigmentation can be caused by several things. One of the potential long-term side-effects of using anti-malarial medications such as hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine, and quinacrine is the development of dark-colored patches on the skin. They often appear brown, black, or black and blue and tend to develop on the legs, especially around the shins.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Is plaquenil a steroid - Answers Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.
     
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    Atovaquone/proguanil - Wikipedia Atovaquone/proguanil, sold under the trade names Malarone among others, is a combination of two antimalarial medication atovaquone and proguanil. It is used to treat and prevent malaria, including chloroquine -resistant malaria. It is not recommended for severe or complicated malaria. It is taken by mouth.

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    Plaquenil and low wbc - Things You Didn’t Know Doctors give trusted answers on uses, effects, side-effects, and cautions Dr. Dugan on plaquenil and low wbc This drug can effect the bone marrow and make the white blood count and platelets low. Your doctor may want to stop this medication, but don't stop it till you talk to the doctor. Good luck!

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