Plaquenil safe dosage for eye

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    Plaquenil safe dosage for eye


    -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

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    Nov 25, 2019 -Suppressive therapy should begin 2 weeks prior to exposure; however, failing this, an initial dose of 800 mg 620 mg base may be taken in 2 divided doses 6 hours apart. -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk. Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of retinal toxicity from Plaquenil such as, age of greater than 60 years, daily dose more than 6.5 mg/kg; use of the drug more than 5 years, obesity, preexisting retinal disease and, renal or liver failure. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety information, and dosage information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

    -Concomitant therapy with an 8-aminoquinoline drug is necessary for the radical cure of vivax and malariae malaria. Use: Malaria prophylaxis Acute attack: 800 mg (620 mg base) orally 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 Alternate dosing based on body weight: A total dose representing 25 mg/kg is administered in 3 days, as follows: First dose: 10 mg base/kg (not to exceed 620 mg base) orally Second dose: 5 mg base/kg (not to exceed 310 mg base) orally 6 hours after first dose Third dose: 5 mg base/kg orally 18 hours after second dose Fourth dose: 5 mg base/kg orally 24 hours after third dose Comments: -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

    Plaquenil safe dosage for eye

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  4. Apr 10, 2019 To treat malaria Plaquenil is usually given for 3 days, starting with one high dose followed by a smaller dose during the next 2 days in a row. Take Plaquenil for the full prescribed length of time for malaria. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

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    Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area. Typical starting dose is 800 mg. This is followed by 400 mg three times 6 hours after the first dose, 24 hours after the first dose, and 48 hours after the first dose. A cookie-cutter approach to dosing Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis, an anti-malarial drug that has been used as a treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.

     
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    Information about drug Hydroxychloroquine includes cost of the drug and the type of drug - tablet, capsule, syrup, cream, gel, ointment, liquid or injection. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Generic Plaquenil Availability - PLAQUENIL Patient Assistance Program
     
  6. totoha Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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