Cholesterol and Plaquenil
Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:24 AM
The only new medication on my list is Plaquenil, does anyone know of a connection between Plaquenil and cholesterol.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:06 PM
I did also start taking Turmeric recently and I have read that there is some weak evidence that it may have an effect on cholesterol. It just seemed to me that the anti-inflammatory effects of Plaquenil would be more likely.
I found a reference to its possible cholesterol lowering effects on the main www.sclero.org site:
Antimalarials decrease the inflammation by affecting cells of the immune system in multiple ways. Antimalarials have been found to enter cells in the skin and protect the body from the damaging effects of sunlight. Antimalarials may have other beneficial effects, like lowering cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol) and making the blood slightly thinner by affecting certain blood cells, called platelets. 2003. Lupus Alliance of America.
Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:58 AM
Isn't it awsome to get some good news once in a while!
Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:02 AM
Yes it is very nice, and reminds me that things can turn around anytime for unexpected reasons.