Dose of plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis

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    Dose of plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis


    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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    Rheumatoid Arthritis The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may require weeks to months to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. 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. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder for which there is no known cure. Fortunately in the last few years, a shift in strategy toward the earlier institution of disease modifying drugs and the availability of new classes of medications have greatly improved the outcomes that can be expected by most patients. An audit of 100 patients seen at any of nine Canadian rheumatology clinics during early 2016 showed that 30% of patients were not on appropriate weight-based hydroxychloroquine dosages, and 13% of patients on the drug had not received a baseline retinal assessment during their first year.

    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 rheumatoid arthritis

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects., Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins.

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  5. According to the American College of Rheumatology, hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, is a “disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD,” meaning that it helps reduce the pain and swelling that come with arthritis. It can also reduce the incidence of joint damage, thus lessening the risk of developing a long-term disability from complications of RA.

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    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. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of hydroxychloroquine enantiomers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving multiple doses of racemate. Tett SE1, McLachlan AJ, Cutler DJ, Day RO. Author information 1Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia. Usual Adult Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis -Initial dose 400 to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base orally once a day to optimum response usually 4 to 12 weeks -Maintenance dose 200 to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base orally once a day

     
  6. krisa02 New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings.
     
  7. winston Guest

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

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
  8. ReorgeDameHom Well-Known Member

    Ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine Request PDF Objectives To review the types, incidence, pathogenesis, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of hydroxychloroquine ocular toxicity and current views about its screening and management.

    Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki