Plaquenil dosing by weight

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  1. dfgerolde Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil dosing by weight


    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.

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    The maximum dose of Plaquenil is 6.5 mg/kg of ideal body weight per day, regardless of whether a person is overweight, underweight, or normal weight. One kilogram kg equals 2.2 pounds. Women with lupus who are OVER their ideal body weight should go by these dosing rules 5’ 7” or higher - up to 400 mg Plaquenil daily Let's dive in. Melton & Thomas describe the typical safe Plaquenil dosage this way The usual dosage is two 200mg tablets per day. This is generally a "safe" dose for patients having a lean body weight of at least 135 lbs. The generally-regarded safe dosage is 6.5mg/kg/qd, thus the 135 lb. safety threshold. Background/Purpose Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is a widely-used medication in many rheumatologic conditions. The most worrisome toxicity is irreversible damage to retinal pigment epithelium which can lead to blindness. The most recent 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO recommend the dose of HCQ ≤5 mg/kg real body weight to minimize toxicity1. According to these

    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    Plaquenil dosing by weight

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  4. 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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    Therefore, the new guidelines suggest using a person’s height as a dosing factor. By the old standards, obese people, if dosed by their actual weight, could be overmedicated, Dr. Marmor said. If you’re short, the standard prescription of 200 mg of Plaquenil, twice daily, is too much, he said. Clinical dosing of Plaquenil requires a negotiation between the patient’s rheumatologist and their eye care physician and is based, in part, on an individual patient’s weight, as well as risk factors for Plaquenil toxicity. It’s a careful balance that can require a deft hand and a little bit of forecasting. Plaquenil caused some weight loss for me when I was on a higher dose. Now that I am on 200 mg. per day, I don't notice that anymore. Prednisone, on the other hand, has caused both a gain/loss, depending on the dosage. I noticed a six pound gain with Benlysta happened pretty quickly. That might change now that I am off the Benlysta.

     
  5. root999 XenForo Moderator

    I am interested to see if anyone here has gotten a rash from Plaquenil after being on it for several months. Drug spotlight on hydroxychloroquine Lupus Foundation of. Medications used to treat lupus Lupus Foundation of America Plaqunil rash -
     
  6. TraderX Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine Use and Risk of CKD in Patients with Rheumatoid. Abstract Background and objectives Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, large-scale studies examining the long-term effects of hydroxychloroquine on the development of kidney disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are lacking.

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  7. DIMIKOV Moderator

    DailyMed - PLAQUENIL- hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablet Jun 13, 2016 Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is a colorless crystalline solid, soluble in water to at least 20 percent; chemically the drug is 2-4-7-Chloro-4-quinolylaminopentylethylamino ethanol sulfate 11. PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets contain 200 mg hydroxychloroquine sulfate, equivalent to 155 mg base, and are for oral administration.

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