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Atabrine availability

I CAN'T FIND A PHARMACY TO FILL A RX FOR ATABRINE. IS IT NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE? IT WAS SO EFFECTIVE BEFORE WHEN I HAD A LUPUS FLARE. ## Atabrine contains the active ingredient Quinacrine and has several different medical uses, including systemic Lupus. Where are you located? Is this a recent prescription? As far as I can tell, it is listed as still being available in the U.S. There's more informaton on it here: If it's not commonly used, some pharmacies may not carry it routinely and may have to order it in. Have they said it was discontinued or that they just don't carry it? ## You can get atabrine (quinacrine) at a compounding Pharmacy. I get it from Panorama Compounding Pharmacy in Lake Balboa, CA ## Yes, all I can find is Panorama Pharmacy and that's where I'...

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atabrine drug

I AM 48 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SYSTEMIC LUPUS. ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO IN SAN DIEGO, MY LUPUS DR. PUT ME ON A MIRACLE DRUG CALLED ATABRINE. THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT WAS IT MADE ME TURN A LITTLE YELLOW, UT IT WAS WELL WORTH IT! I BECAME WELL ENOUGH TO GET MARRIED AND I FELT BETTER THAN I HAD SINCE I WAS DIAGNOSED WHEN I WAS 19. NOW, HOWEVER, I AM IN DESPERATE NEED FOR IT AGAIN BUT I LIVE IN WISCONSIN AND MY LUPUS DR. HASN'T EVEN HEARD OF IT. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. HE LOOKED ON THE COMPUTER AND SAID IT NO LONGER IS AVAILABLE, AND THAT DEVISTATES ME BECAUSE I AM SO ILL RIGHT NOW I ONLY WEIGH 94 LBS. ON A GOOD DAY. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME? PLEASE? ## This seems to be a fairly recent development, you aren't the first person to post about not being able to obtain this any longer. Have you spoken to y...

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