Average dose for plaquenil is 1 tablet daily

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  1. kudoks New Member

    Average dose for plaquenil is 1 tablet daily


    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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    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 read somewhere I can’t remember where it said not to split the plaquenil. Has anyone done this with results. Am suppose to take 340 mg now. 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. 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

    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.

    Average dose for plaquenil is 1 tablet daily

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    Adults. 200 mg 155 mg base to 400 mg 310 mg base PO per day, administered as a single dose or in 2 divided doses. Antimalarials and/or glucocorticoids are of benefit and may be used for the treatment of SLE without major organ manifestations; however, judicious use of hydroxychloroquine is recommended. Feb 19, 2020 Initial adult dosage 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. In a small percentage of patients, side effects may require temporary reduction of the initial dosage. Mar 08, 2017 The ACR’s 2016 statement also does not fully endorse the AAO’s 2016 firm statement that “all patients using HCQ keep daily dosage less than 5.0 mg/kg real weight,” aside from “rare instances” when a higher dosage is needed to treat a “life-threatening disease.”

     
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    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins. Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.
     
  5. SergeyXSX Well-Known Member

    Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus. With all of the physical and emotional complications that lupus can cause, it’s easy to overlook symptoms that seem minor at first. But take this advice Don’t ignore changes in vision. While side effects of corticosteroids are usually to blame, there is also the possibility of ocular damage.

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  6. supermax Well-Known Member

    Why won't my Doctor prescribe Prednisone when I'm on. Aug 26, 2016 My Doctor is pretty convinced I have Lupus, so she wants to prescribe me Prednisone. But she said she will only do it after I am done with my Nitrofurantoin. I have a UTI that's why I am taking Nitrofurantoin. But I'm curious why she won't prescribe it for me now because I'm on Nitrofurantoin. Also my hands are swollen. I will be posting a pic of my right hand. 11328.1 KB

    Can Ibuprofen be taken while on Prednisone and Plaquenil.