Dose of plaquenil for lupus

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    Dose of plaquenil for lupus

    Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. Hydroxychloroquine may be used as part of a combination therapy.

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    Hi there, been on plaquenil for many years. Now I have recently gained some weight so my rheumatologist increased my dosage with the new guidelines. She told me to split the pill in half. I did. 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 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 is used to treat lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It isn’t fully understood how this drug works to treat lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. That means you may need to take it with other drugs. It treats malaria by killing the parasites that cause the disease.

    Dose of plaquenil for lupus

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  5. Feb 19, 2020 The pediatric weekly suppressive dosage is 5 mg/kg of body weight. The adult dose of Plaquenil to treat an acute attack of malaria is an initial dose of 800 mg followed by 400 mg in six to eight hours and 400 mg for two more days. To treat lupus erythematosus, the average adult dose is 400 mg once or twice daily.

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    These medications may also prevent lupus from spreading to certain organs, such as the kidney and central nervous system your brain and spinal cord and may help to reduce flares by as much as 50%. Plaquenil and other anti-malarials are the key to controlling lupus long term, and some lupus patients may be on Plaquenil for the rest of their lives. INTRODUCTION Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is an alkalinizing lysosomatropic drug that accumulates in lysosomes where it inhibits some important functions by increasing the pH. HCQ has proved to be effective in a number of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. Hi - Has anyone switched from the standard 400 mg dose to a maintenance dose of 200 mg of Plaquenil? I've been on 400 mg. for over a year and have thought about asking if I could reduce the dose. It would just make it easier than having to take it twice a day. Thank you for your input! - Angie, For a while, I

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    Retinal complications from HCQ are actually rare (at proper dosage) and, with good screening, the risk for visual loss is very low. Plaquenil From Malaria Treatment to Managing Lupus, RA - Page 4 of 6. Community Hub - American College of Rheumatology PATIENT FACT SHEET Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
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    Is Injectable Methotrexate or Oral Methotrexate Better? According to results from the first clinical trial to systematically investigate the optimal administration of methotrexate in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, published in the January 2008 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, methotrexate injection also referred to as subcutaneous methotrexate is significantly more effective than oral.

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