Plaquenil for early ra

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  1. foru99 Guest

    Plaquenil for early ra


    -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

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    Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine -sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. Hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine are used for mild rheumatoid arthritis. They are not as powerful as other DMARDs, but they usually cause fewer side effects. What Conditions Does This Treat? Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions.

    -Concomitant therapy with an 8-aminoquinoline drug is necessary for the radical cure of vivax and malariae malaria. Use: Malaria prophylaxis Acute attack: 800 mg (620 mg base) orally followed in 6 to 8 hours by 400 mg (310 mg base), then 400 mg (310 mg base) once a day for 2 consecutive days; alternatively, a single dose of 800 mg (620 mg base) has also been effective Alternate dosing based on body weight: A total dose representing 25 mg/kg is administered in 3 days, as follows: First dose: 10 mg base/kg (not to exceed 620 mg base) orally Second dose: 5 mg base/kg (not to exceed 310 mg base) orally 6 hours after first dose Third dose: 5 mg base/kg orally 18 hours after second dose Fourth dose: 5 mg base/kg orally 24 hours after third dose Comments: -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

    Plaquenil for early ra

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  4. Newly diagnosed with early RA, rheumatologist started me on 200mg Plaquenil 1x/day for first two weeks, going up to 2x/day after two weeks. She told me it's very safe and generally well tolerated. Then about a week after going up to the full dosage I woke up feeling shaky, anxious, heart pounding, kinda cold and sweaty.

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    In 1956, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved HCQ for symptoms of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, particularly skin inflammation, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and joint pain. Dosing. Hydroxychloroquine is generally prescribed at a daily dose of 6.5 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight. March 9, 2000 Minneapolis -- People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive early and aggressive treatment called "second-line" therapy have less pain and disability than those for whom the treatment is delayed, Canadian researchers report in the Journal of Rheumatology. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "I began taking Plaquenil for RA 1 month ago. Despite information from my doctor that it would be at least 3 months before I see an appreciable effect, I am feeling better than I have in the last year.

     
  5. Sanjak Moderator

    Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, excluding the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, for it started to develop widespread resistance to it. Chloroquine Clinical Trials, Side Effects AIDSinfo CHLOROQUINE Drug BNF content published by NICE Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term -
     
  6. Nickolancer New Member

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  7. DIMAZRU XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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  8. stuffwanted XenForo Moderator

    Alcohol & RA questions Arthritis Information Plaquenil is not a pain killer; it takes weeks or months to reach full effectiveness, and remains in the body for quite a while after you stop taking it. One thing I have noticed is that my tolerance for alcohol is lower while taking plaquenil.

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