Plaquenil dosage based on weight

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    Plaquenil dosage based on weight


    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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    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 The recommended dose of hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil in adults is 400 mg on exactly the same day of each week. The recommended weekly suppressive dose of hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil in children 6 years of age and older is 5 mg base/kg. This dose should not exceed the adult dose reg ardless of body weight. 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.

    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.

    Plaquenil dosage based on weight

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  7. 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.

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    How to use Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Plaquenil Dosage Malaria. Adults 400 mg 310 mg base once weekly on the same day of each week starting 2 weeks prior. Lupus Erythematosus. The recommended adult dosage is 200 to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base daily. Rheumatoid Arthritis. The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may. 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.

     
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    Chloroquine phosphate C18H32ClN3O8P2 - PubChem Chloroquine Phosphate is the phosphate salt of chloroquine, a quinoline compound with antimalarial and anti-inflammatory properties. Chloroquine is the most widely used drug against malaria, except for those cases caused by chloroquine resistant Plasmodium falciparum.

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