Doses of plaquenil

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  1. Dr. Botwing New Member

    Doses of plaquenil


    It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability.

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    Jul 21, 2010 As for missing doses of Plaquenil, I've been on it for 4.5 years and I used to be able to go a few days missing doses with no ill effects. Now, if I just miss a day or two, I can feel the inflammation in my muscles/joints within 24 hours. I am on plaquenil and have missed days when i first started them too, its not a bad thing. I take 400mg daily I actually am still taking plaquenil, and my rhuemy has told me to skip two days a week of taking them as plaquenil is supposed to build up in your system,and she says after a while that the patient needs to wean off of it. 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.

    Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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  7. Mar 08, 2017 The ACR 2016 statement goes on to note that other authors have recommended a dosage of 6.5 mg/kg of actual body weight but capped at 400 mg/day and adjusted for renal insufficiency, and the ACR statement stops short of specifying which dosage strategy it recommends. “The AAO recommendations.

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    Re Plaquenil - when to take the 2 doses? I was told to take the whole 400 mg in the morning and got really sick. After a week of it, I asked the rheumy if it could be split and he said it didn't really matter when I took it each day as long as I DID take it. After a clinical response is obtained, reduce the dose by 50%; continue 200 mg 155 mg base to 400 mg 310 mg base PO daily, administered as a single daily dose or in 2 divided doses. Corticosteroids and salicylates may be used in conjunction, and dosages may generally be decreased gradually or eliminated after hydroxychloroquine maintenance is achieved. Adult dosage ages 18 years and older Typical maintenance dosage 200–400 mg per day, given as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. Maximum dosage 400 mg per day.

     
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    The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine supporting chemo. Hydroxychloroquine vs Plaquenil Comparison - Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.
     
  9. bergen Moderator

    Plaquenil? - I take that and prednisone together in the morning after breakfast. I also found regarding prednisone if I take it later in the day it keeps me up at night. My doc said I would have to always take plaquenil to help reduce any organ damage in the future cause flares can start attacking those in addition to the joints. Take care!

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