Plaquenil Plus Antibiotics Query
There has been some negative discussion lately on this site about using Plaquenil in combination with antibiotics. Poking around on the internet, I find that this combination is not that unusual. Also, there's information on the use of it to manage porphyria symptoms in the Cpn handbook (generic name is hydroxychloroquine).
More particularly, I'm interested in this because someone I know who has Lupus has been taking Plaquenil for a few years and has enjoyed better success with it than with any prior treatment. She has been reading information on this site and on rheumatic illness sites that present antibiotic treatment information. She has worked herself up to the full dosage of NAC with nasty die-off reactions. I'm not sure she would be willing to give up the one best treatment she has used thus far, and if I had Lupus, I might feel the same. One of her great aunts died from Lupus.
Continuation of the Plaquenil while doing this CAP is something she might go for. An additional and critical part of her scenario is a history of alcoholism, though she has been sober for several years now. Her actual liver condition is unknown to me. Any comments on this subject would be appreciated. Thanks,
Joyce~caregiver and advocate for SteveJ (SPMS): started abx 8/21/06