Weight based dosing plaquenil

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    Weight based dosing plaquenil


    If a patient is overweight, one should use the ideal body weight to assess whether the doaily dose is in the toxic range (/= 6.5 mg/kg/day). This graph shows various formulas that have been proposed for deriving ideal body weight for women, because virtually all cases of hydroxychloroquine toxicity have been female.

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    SAN FRANCISCO – Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil dosing based on actual body weight – instead of ideal weight – is appropriate for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, according to a review of 686 lupus patients at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Most were dosed by actual weight, 6.5 mg/kg up to a maximum of 400 mg/day. Background/Purpose Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is a widely-used medication in many rheumatologic conditions. The most worrisome toxicity is irreversible damage to retinal pigment epithelium which can lead to blindness. The most recent 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO recommend the dose of HCQ ≤5 mg/kg real body weight to minimize toxicity1. According to these Weight-based dosing Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. At first, 6.5 mg per kilogram kg of body weight, not to exceed 400 mg, once weekly on the same day of the week starting 2 weeks before traveling to an area where malaria occurs, and continued for 4 weeks after leaving the area.

    For this dosage, any woman with an ideal body weight less than 135 pounds would be in the toxic dose range. The usual hydroxychloroquine dose that is prescribed is 400 mg/day.

    Weight based dosing plaquenil

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  7. For children and infants, the dose is based on weight. Usually, 5 mg per kg of body weight about 2.3 mg per pound once weekly is recommended, not to exceed the normal adult dosage. Plaquenil comes only in adult-strength tablets, which taste extremely bitter when crushed or chewed.

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    The study is based on hydroxychloroquine sulfate the active ingredients of Plaquenil and Plaquenil the brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients e.g. generic drugs are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study. Plaquenil Dosage Malaria. Adults 400 mg 310 mg base once weekly on the same day of each week starting 2 weeks prior. Lupus Erythematosus. The recommended adult dosage is 200 to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base daily. Rheumatoid Arthritis. The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may. Dec 30, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO – Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil dosing based on actual body weight – instead of ideal weight – is appropriate for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, according to a review of 686 lupus patients at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Most were dosed by actual weight, 6.5 mg/kg up to a maximum of 400 mg/day.

     
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    It has been reported as an side effect of Plaquenil - hair loss or bleaching of the hair, if you think its too bothersome, please ask your doc/pharmacist to prescribe some med which is more comfortable for your system. The Palquenil can't cure the Sjgrens, and the Lyrica takes care of most of my pain. No one seems to want to prescribe certain pain meds for fear of addiction. If I take after my mom, I'll have bald spots by the time I'm in my 70's... Just found out it could be from the hydroxychloroquine. I was told Accutane doesn’t cause hair loss 10 years ago, and now it’s listed as a side effect. Arthritis Medications and Hair Loss Arthritis Foundation Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side effects, Images, Uses. Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ Hydroxychloroquine has a lower risk of ocular toxicity, both corneal and retinal, compared with chloroquine. Smoking possibly reduces the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, although studies have not usually confirmed this clinical impression. Hydroxychloroquine is considered safer than chloroquine during pregnancy and lactation.

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