A patient will begin taking hydroxychloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis

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    A patient will begin taking hydroxychloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis


    It usually reads like this: “My doctor prescribed me methotrexate (MTX) and I’m terrified. ” Then a stream of about 200 comments follows, about mouth sores and hair falling out and diarrhea, and it scares the beejesus out of you even more. Taking any new medicine can be intimidating, especially one you might have to take for the rest of your life.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is taken in tablet form, with or after food. Your doctor will advise you about the correct dose. Usually you will start on a full dose of 200–400 mg daily, and later your doctor may reduce this. When your condition is very well controlled you may be advised to take hydroxychloroquine only 2–3 times per week. 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. While taking hydroxychloroquine you should have your eyes tested regularly to identify any possible side effects. For more information about RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS see Arthritis Australia’s website The dose may be reduced to a maintenance What is hydroxychloroquine?

    For anyone with RA, initiation into the MTX club seems particularly harrowing. Often, our doctors prescribe pills, injections, or infusions we’ve never heard of, and we’re either too shy or shocked to ask important questions about what the heck they are and what they might do to our bodies.

    A patient will begin taking hydroxychloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis

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    A patient will begin taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis. The patient is currently taking high-dose NSAIDs and methotrexate. What will the nurse teach the patient? an eye exam is necessary at the beginning of therapy with this drug the dose of NSAIDs may be decreased when beginning hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine brand namePlaquenil is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD approved for adults with RA. It is often given in combination with methotrexate and sulfasalazine a treatment known as triple therapy, to help slow RA disease progression for patients who do not get relief from methotrexate therapy alone. 1,2 I have been taking hydroxychloroquine for about nine months. I get a bubbly stomach after I take it. The only other side effect is hair loss, but that could be from my disease. In addition, the doctor started me on methotrexate six months ago, but I have not experienced any side effects from that.

     
  8. Lmka Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Plaquenil for treating Sjogren's Syndrome Treato When You Have Lupus and Sjogren's Syndrome HSS Rheumatology
     
  9. ivank Moderator

    Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine. The screening tests. Baseline assessment. Within one year of starting hydroxychloroquine, you may be invited to a baseline screening. appointment. The purpose of this assessment is not to detect toxicity from hydroxychloroquine, but instead to ensure there are no other problems that will make screening for toxicity difficult in the future.

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  10. der commandant Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Mar 17, 2019 Hydroxychloroquine dosing information. Usual Adult Dose for Malaria Treatment of the acute attack 800 mg 620 mg base followed in 6 to 8 hours by 400 mg 310 mg base, then 400 mg 310 mg base once a day for 2 consecutive days; alternatively, a single dose of 800 mg 620 mg base has also been effective

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