Plaquenil dose hydroxychloroquine

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  1. Plaquenil dose hydroxychloroquine


    It may have both an anti-spirochaete activity and an anti-inflammatory activity, similar to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. And caution is required if patients have certain heart conditions, diabetes, psoriasis etc.

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    Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Generally, hydroxychloroquine is given in 200 mg or 400 mg doses, once per day. Higher doses can sometimes be used, but only in adults and not for all cases.

    The most serious adverse effects affect the eye, with dose-related retinopathy as a concern even after hydroxychloroquine use is discontinued. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea.

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  5. Daily dose greater than 400 mg or, in people of short stature, a daily dosage over 6.5 mg/kg ideal body weight or total cumulative dose of more than 1,000 g ; medication use longer than five years ; concomitant renal or liver disease because the drug is cleared by both routes underlying retinal disease or maculopathy ; age greater than 60 years.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Irreversible retinal damage observed in some patients who had received hydroxychloroquine sulfate; significant risk factors for retinal damage include daily doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate greater than 6.5 mg/kg 5 mg/kg base of actual body weight, durations of use greater than five years, subnormal glomerular filtration. How to use Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight.

     
  6. Kazah Well-Known Member

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is the most common type of lupus. Hydroxychloroquine in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus NEJM Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ Hydroxychloroquine in systemic lupus erythematosus SLE.
     
  7. Skakotik New Member

    Plaquenil side effects - I have been on Plaquenil for 9 years with no side effects. However, I make sure to get my eyes examined yearly, including the "field vision test". This is extremely important as Plaquenil can but it is rare cause eye damage. The first few years on the Plaquenil, my eye exams were every 6 months, but now it is just once a year.

    Ideal time for taking Plaquenil and side effects? Lupus.
     
  8. FullGO Guest

    Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay and for at least 8 weeks after you leave the area.

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