Plaquenil vs Prednisone

Plaquenil
(Rx)
Prednisone
(Rx)
Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent.
Prednisone is a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Lupus
3.7
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Lupus
3.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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April 18, 1955
January 17, 1972
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,382 Discussions
570,841 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Lupus
#2 for RA
#4 for Joint Pain
#6 for Arthritis
#7 for UCTD
Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Swelling
#6 for Lupus
#7 for Asthma
#8 for Infection
#10 for Rash
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Itching
#13 for Joint Pain
#14 for Cancer
#16 for Hives
#17 for Acne
Prednisone is prescribed for RA, Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Swelling, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Asthma, Infection, Rash, Headaches, Itching, Joint Pain, Shortness of Breath, Hives and Acne and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pla
Nausea
6
Hair Loss
5
Weight Gain
3
Dizziness
2
Stomach Problems
2
Migraines
2
Hives
1
Blindness
1
Stomach Issues
1
Tinnitus
1
Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cataract
1
Bone Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Loss of Appetite
1
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Plaquenil
Pla
Prednisone
Pre
Nausea
Pla
Pre
6
0
Hair Loss
Pla
Pre
5
0
Weight Gain
Pla
Pre
3
9
Dizziness
Pla
Pre
2
0
Stomach Problems
Pla
Pre
2
1
Migraines
Pla
Pre
2
0
Hives
Pla
Pre
1
0
Blindness
Pla
Pre
1
0
Stomach Issues
Pla
Pre
1
0
Tinnitus
Pla
Pre
1
0
Weight Gain
Pre
Pla
9
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Pla
2
0
Mood Swings
Pre
Pla
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Pla
1
0
Cataract
Pre
Pla
1
0
Bone Loss
Pre
Pla
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Pla
1
2
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Pla
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Pla
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pre
Pla
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Plaquenil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Plaquenil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 200 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
Prednisone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Plaquenil and Prednisone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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