Plaquenil maintenance dose

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    Plaquenil maintenance dose


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    Give with food or milk. Give in 1–2 divided doses. Initially 400–600mg daily. May reduce by 50% to maintenance dose of 200–400mg daily. Max 600mg daily or 6.5mg/kg/day, whichever is less. 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 Mg 310-465 mg base PO daily for 4-12 weeks; maintenance 200-400 mg 155-310 mg base PO daily. With prolonged therapy, obtain CBCs periodically. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 400 mg 310 mg base PO once or twice daily; maintenance 200-400 mg 155-310 mg base PO daily. With prolonged therapy, obtain CBCs periodically

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Plaquenil maintenance dose

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  5. Initial dose for the treatment of SLE, 400mg×2/day, is about the dose used in one of the studies above. Maintenance dose would keep the serum concentration constant. Assuming HCQ is effective, it would most definitely be protective in doses used in SLE patients.

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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. Re Plaquenil Maintenance Dose I tried reducing from 400 to 200 mg. and it didn't work for me. My doctor said that 200 mg. is not a maintenance dose, but I had to see for myself. Jan 03, 2020 Maintenance adult dosage When a good response is obtained, the dosage may be reduced by 50 percent and continued at a maintenance level of 200 mg to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses.

     
  6. Ashkoo Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. A favorable effect of hydroxychloroquine on glucose and lipid.
     
  7. Quazatron666 New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Description and Brand Names. Description and Brand Names. Drug information provided by IBM Micromedex US Brand Name. Plaquenil; Descriptions. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. It is also used to prevent malaria infection in areas or regions where it is known that other medicines eg, chloroquine may not work.

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  8. spenser78 Guest

    Treatment of Malaria – Malaria Site Chloroquine 25 mg base/kg bw divided over 3 days, combined with primaquine 0.25 mg base/kg bw, taken with food once daily for 14 days is the treatment of choice for chloroquine-sensitive infections. In Oceania and South-East Asia the dose of primaquine should be 0.5 mg/kg bw.1-4

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