Is plaquenil safe to take while breastfeeding

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    Is plaquenil safe to take while breastfeeding


    This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare providers. Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used to prevent and treat malaria and to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

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    Apr 21, 2019 Summary of Use during Lactation. Infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. When given once weekly for malaria prophylaxis, the amount of drug is not sufficient to harm the infant nor is the quantity sufficient to protect the child from malaria. Medications that are safe for use directly in an infant of the nursing infant's age are generally safe for the breast-feeding mother. Medications that are safe in pregnancy are not always safe in breast-feeding mothers. Use reliable references for obtaining information on medications in breast milk. And benefits of taking Plaquenil while you are pregnant. When Plaquenil is taken for long periods of time, there is an increased risk to the unborn child. It may cause problems with brain function, hearing, balance and vision. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Plaquenil while you are breastfeeding.

    For more information on rheumatoid arthritis or lupus in pregnancy please see the Mother To Baby fact sheet on those topics at: https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/rheumatoid-arthritis/pdf or https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/lupus-pregnancy/pdf/. Hydroxychloroquine is sold under several brand names, including Plaquenil®.

    Is plaquenil safe to take while breastfeeding

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    Newer information indicates that infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. In a small number of infants up to at least 1 year of age, careful follow-up found no adverse effects on growth, vision or hearing. WheelieMom, I looked quickly over the internet and it seems like it is okay to breastfeed while taking Plaquenil. There is a breastfeeding specialist named Dr. Hale that has done research on this type of thing, so maybe look into his research because he seems to say it is okay. My rhuematologist told me it was not safe for me to take during pg but I've talked to many women who have taken it and had fine pg. My rhuemy also told me it was not safe for breastfeeding and that if i wanted to bf and had a flare up of my sypmtoms then I'd have to try a different drug.

     
  6. Kitti Guest

    The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. I am taking plaquenil, 200 ms, once a day. I would like to stop? Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ I am taking plaquenil, 200 ms, once a day. I would like to.
     
  7. Light Phantom New Member

    Methotrexate and plaquenil - Methotrexate and plaquenil. Support Forums Rheumatoid Arthritis New Topic Reply. Hi Davina, I think it can take 3-4 months for the plaq to build up in your system, I wouldn't be winding down the pred too far until you notice some improvement from the plaq. If you're on crutches I wonder why your rheumy didn't throw in a biological?

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