Plaquenil uses for lupus

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  1. dix Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil uses for lupus


    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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    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis; discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. Over the long term hydroxychloroquine can reduce pain, swelling and joint stiffness. If you have lupus, it may also improve the rash. It may be as long as 12 weeks before you notice the benefits. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Plaquenil is a prescription medication used to reduce pain and swelling caused by diseases of the immune system such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called DMARDs disease modifying antirheumatic drugs which work by suppressing the excessive activity of the immune system.

    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.

    Plaquenil uses for lupus

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  7. The maximum dose of Plaquenil is 6.5 mg/kg of ideal body weight per day, regardless of whether a person is overweight, underweight, or normal weight. One kilogram kg equals 2.2 pounds. Women with lupus who are OVER their ideal body weight should go by these dosing rules 5’ 7” or higher - up to 400 mg Plaquenil daily

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    Hydroxychloroquine also known by its brand name of Plaquenil is very similar to chloroquine and in the lab, scientists have found that hydroxychloroquine may be even better than chloroquine in preventing SARS-COV-2 infection of cells. 4. Does this mean that lupus patients that take Plaquenil are protected from developing COVID-19? R/lupus Place to connect, look for advice and exchange stories. Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Plaquenil is being used to treat Covid 19. Hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine may also be used for purposes not listed in this.

     
  8. shelly User

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil for UCTD - Autoimmune diseases - Inspire Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
  9. 744 Moderator

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Feb 19, 2020 Dosage for Plaquenil. The adult dose of Plaquenil to suppress malaria is 400 mg on the same day each week. The pediatric weekly suppressive dosage is 5 mg/kg of body weight. The adult dose of Plaquenil to treat an acute attack of malaria is an initial dose of 800 mg followed by 400 mg in six to eight hours and 400 mg for two more days.

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  10. xraw Moderator

    A Coronavirus Question Chloroquine After Fluoroquinolones. Chloroquine has a relative called hydroxychloroquine Paquenil, that is supposed to be a less toxic metabolite of chloroquine. It is used to treat rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome. However, according to what I had recently heard, Paquenil was not being used to treat COVID-19.

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