Hydroxychloroquine dose in rheumatoid arthritis

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  1. tknyazeva Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine dose in 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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    The recommended adult dose for rheumatoid arthritis is 400-600 mg daily for 4-12 weeks followed by 200-400 mg daily. Systemic lupus erythematosus is treated with 400 mg once or twice daily for several weeks then 200-400 mg daily. Hydroxychloroquine should be taken with food or milk in order to reduce stomach upset. 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. Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis RA, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, either alone or as a part of combination therapy. Unlike some of the other traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs DMARDs and biologics.

    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.

    Hydroxychloroquine dose in rheumatoid arthritis

    Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information, RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for Rheumatoid.

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    For the treatment of RA, hydroxychloroquine is typically taken by mouth once daily at 200-400 mg, although it can be taken at a higher dose. A loading dose of 1,200 mg daily, given for 6 weeks may decrease the time to clinical response. However, experts debate that this higher dosage may increase the risk of toxicity. Aug 14, 2017 Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take up to six months' constant use before an effect is seen in RA 1. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. 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

     
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    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil – RheumInfo Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Mechanism of action of hydroxychloroquine as an.
     
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