What is hydroxychloroquine taken for

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  1. weaselL Well-Known Member

    What is hydroxychloroquine taken for


    Take this medicine with meals or milk to lessen stomach upset, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is on the eye. Blurred vision may occur in the first few weeks. after starting hydroxychloroquine. This usually returns to normal even when you continue taking the tablets. Talk to your doctor if you are worried. Taking high doses 600 mg per day of. hydroxychloroquine over a long time more than Hydroxychloroquine 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. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Plaquenil tries to quiet or slow down the immune system. How do you take Plaquenil? You take Plaquenil as a pill 1 or 2 times a day. Take the pills with food or milk. Your body weight will tell your doctor what dose is safe for you. What to do if you forget to take your Plaquenil. If you miss a dose of Plaquenil, do not make it up or double.

    The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. For patients taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent malaria: If you are also taking kaolin or antacids, take them at least 4 hours before or after using hydroxychloroquine.

    What is hydroxychloroquine taken for

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  5. Hydroxychloroquine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away. This medicine may cause hypoglycemia low blood sugar.

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    Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. It is not clear why hydroxychloroquine is effective at treating autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine can be taken in a single or divided dose to control gastrointestinal side effects. It can also be taken with a glass of milk or meal to minimize nausea. 4,5. When you take this medication, your symptoms may begin to improve in 1 to 2 months. However, it may take up to 6 months to a year before the drug achieves full effect. 3,6

     
  6. AirLarson User

    Rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because the early signs and symptoms mimic those of many other diseases. Early RA treatment - Hydroxychloroquine? Hi all, just. - NRAS DMARDs for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis What are the side effects of hydroxychloroquine and.
     
  7. Zauberg XenForo Moderator

    Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus. Today it is recommended that every single person on Plaquenil get a visual field 10-2 test, plus one of the three other highly sensitive screening tests the FAF fundus autofluorescence imaging, the SD-OCT spectral domain optical coherence, or the multifocal electroretinogram mfERG,” Thomas says.

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  8. spoo New Member

    What is Plaquenil? - GoodRx What is Plaquenil? Blackbox Warning TOP. Physicians should completely familiarize themselves with the contents. Overview TOP. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. Proper Use TOP. Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Dosing TOP. The dose of this medicine will be different.

    Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.