Dosage of plaquenil

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    Dosage of plaquenil


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    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. Hydroxychloroquine generally is given to adults in doses of 200 mg or 400 mg per day. In some cases, higher doses can be used. Your doctor may gradually increase or decrease your dosage over time to find the right levels for your specific symptoms and needs while having the least amount of negative side effects. The usual starting dose of Plaquenil is 200 mg twice a day or 400 mg once a day, administered orally, in people weighing 80 kg or more.   The usual dosage works for most people who take Plaquenil, but it is possible to increase or decrease the dose based on individual needs. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Dosage of plaquenil

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  7. Fourth dose 5 mg base/kg 24 hours after third dose Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk. Concomitant therapy with an 8-aminoquinoline drug is necessary for the radical cure of vivax and malariae malaria.

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    Typical starting dose is 800 mg. This is followed by 400 mg three times 6 hours after the first dose, 24 hours after the first dose, and 48 hours after the first dose. Plaquenil side effects Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Plaquenil hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Why Use. Use in an outpatient setting for adult patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. The current American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO guidelines, published in 2016, recommend a maximum daily hydroxychloroquine dose of ≤5.0 mg/kg of real weight.

     
  8. TORRO Well-Known Member

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Treatment of hydroxychloroquine overdose - ScienceDirect Hydroxychloroquine Davis's Drug Guide for Avoiduse Pedi Long-termuse hydroxychloroquine hye-drox-ee.
     
  9. piopayVam New Member

    Hi everyone Just wondered if anyone can tell me whether hydroxy suppresses the immune system. I know it's not as harsh as some of the other drugs but just wondered what people's experiences are. Hi if you contact nras or arthritis uk they have info/ leaflets on mosy drugs, not sure it works in this way it is actually an anti malarial drug. Does plaquenil cause shingles, does it suppress the immune. Does methotrexate lower your imune system? Plaquenil and its affect on the immune system DailyStrength
     
  10. Plaqunil rash - It has a wide variety of known effects – aspirin-like anti-inflammatory, mild immunosuppressive and mild cholesterol lowering amongst others. Perhaps an important property is that of sun-protection. This may contribute to its success in treating many sun-sensitive rashes in lupus. Dose The normal dose of Plaquenil is 1 tablet a day 200mg/day.

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