Plaquenil dosages

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  1. Zef Moderator

    Plaquenil dosages


    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. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Summary. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. 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.

    For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too.

    Plaquenil dosages

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  6. Nov 25, 2019 Initial dose 400 mg 310 mg base orally 1 to 2 times a day; this dose may be continued for several weeks or months, depending on patient response. Maintenance dose 200 to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base orally daily. Comments -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

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    Hydroxychloroquine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. For prevention of malaria in adults, two tablets are usually taken once a week on exactly the same day of each week. The first dose is taken 1 to 2 weeks before traveling to an area where malaria is common, and then doses are continued for 8 weeks. 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. An appropriate dose is required to minimize the risk of hydroxychloroquine related retinopathy and to permit long-term use in most patients. The overall risk of developing hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in patients on long-term therapy is 7.5% with the risk increasing with higher doses and long-term use.

     
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    Download PDF Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. Evaluating Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity With Multifocal. Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity Workup Approach. Evaluation of Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy With Multifocal.
     
  8. Dmitruk XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs 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.

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  9. Crescent_ New Member

    Sjogren's and MS - Multiple Sclerosis - MedHelp Took Plaquenil for years-no results. Changed neuros and even the Ms neuro thought I had Sjogren's due to history - positive Schrimer test, swollen and infected parotid glands, joint pain, etc. Finally Ms neuro ordered a lip biopsy which confirmed once and for all that I did NOT have SS but I had MS. I only have 2 classic MS lesions on MRI.

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