Taking plaquenil twice a day

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  1. tuRa New Member

    Taking plaquenil twice a day


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    You take plaquenil twice a day, approximately 12 hours apart. The most common side effect is mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps. You can take it with food if it upsets your stomach. You should also have a complete eye exam before starting this medication and then every 6 months. In very rare cases, plaquenil can affect the eyes. The normal dose of Plaquenil is 1 tablet a day 200mg/day. Some doctors recommend 2 a day 400mg/day but we find that 1 a day suits most people - the dose can always be increased for a flare. One of the attractions of this medication is its long 'half-life' - it stays in the system for days & weeks. To treat lupus, one or two tablets are usually taken once or twice a day. Dosing is usually higher in the first few weeks, then lowered for longer maintenance treatment.

    For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too.

    Taking plaquenil twice a day

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  4. Generally, hydroxychloroquine is given in 200 mg or 400 mg doses, once per day. Higher doses can sometimes be used, but only in adults and not for all cases. Some people tolerate this medication much better than other people, so it is important that individuals who are considering taking hydroxychloroquine talk with their doctor about the lowest necessary dose to reduce or eliminate their symptoms.

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    Jan 08, 2017 I am prescribed plaquenil I take the substitute hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day; I accidentally took an extra dose - -about two hours after the first dose. So all total today - 1 200 mg in the morning; 1 in the evening and 1 about 25 minutes ago - should I be concerned? Thinking I should skip my morning dose. It has become fairly common practice for most rheumatologists to recommend that patients being treated with hydroxychloroquine be seen for formal visual field evaluation once or twice a year to monitor for retinal toxicity. The previous AAO guideline recommended screening every 12 months. Adult dosing ranges from 200 mg or 400 mg per day 6.5mg/kg. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet.

     
  5. AndruXA-XA Moderator

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil - Brand name vs Generic DailyStrength Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Dosage & Side Effects Which pharmaceutical company makes plaquenil? Yahoo Answers
     
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    The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. How long does it take for plaquenil to leave your system? Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Healthboards - Infectious Diseases - Lyme Disease Plaquenil
     
  7. kika Guest

    Hair loss with hydroxychloroquine? Does anyone. - LUPUS UK My hair was thinning long before starting hydroxychloroquine over six months ago, but the hair loss has since really escalated! I tend to think the medication has made a bad situation worse. The rheumy had originally said hydroxychloroquine might help stop the hair loss, but such was not to be in my case.so, good luck to you!

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