Hydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily

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  1. miok Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily

    At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night.

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    Adults. 200 mg 155 mg base to 400 mg 310 mg base PO per day, administered as a single dose or in 2 divided doses. Antimalarials and/or glucocorticoids are of benefit and may be used for the treatment of SLE without major organ manifestations; however, judicious use of hydroxychloroquine is recommended. I started on 400 mg of hydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily along with prednisone 10mg daily 9 weeks ago. The GI upset started after a short time and got progressively worse with explosive diarrhea. The publication further proposes the following treatment schedule “a loading dose of 400 mg twice daily of hydroxychloroquine sulfate given orally, followed by a maintenance dose of 200 mg given twice daily for 4 days is recommended for SARS-CoV-2 infection”. Typically, the pills have 200mg.

    I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds.

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  6. I take 200 mg twice/daily for a total of 400mg. I had an initial eye exam before starting the med, then they are checked every 6 months. I was told the likely hood of your retina detaching from the use of plaquinel is 1%.

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    Average milk levels were dose related, with levels ranging from 0.4 to 1.2 mean 0.7 mg/L with 200 mg once daily and 0.5 to 3.7 mean 1.4 mg/L with 200 mg twice daily. The estimated infant daily dosage averaged 0.2 mg/kg for the 400 mg daily dosage and 0.1 mg/kg for the lower dosages. Annual screening may be commenced before 5 years of treatment if additional risk factors for retinal toxicity exist, such as concomitant tamoxifen therapy, impaired renal function eGFR less than 60 mL/minute/1.73 m 2 or high-dose therapy greater than 5 mg/kg/day of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. 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. Child dosage ages 0–17 years

  7. justaguest User

    Yes, you've indicated side effects of Plaq, but they would usually not have occured so rapidly. Plaquenil and antacids? Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Plaquenil I have heard quite a few. - PBC Foundation
  8. Kalimaw Well-Known Member

    Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and. Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Retinal toxicity from chloroquine CQ and its analogue, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, has been recognized for many years. Chloroquine toxicity remains a problem in many parts of the world, but is seen less frequently in the United States where the drug largely has been.

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