Plaquenil prescribing information

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  1. bulkin Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil prescribing information


    It does not work against certain types of malaria (chloroquine-resistant). The United States Center for Disease Control provides updated guidelines and travel recommendations for the prevention and treatment of malaria in different parts of the world.

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    PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, in patients who have not responded satisfactorily to drugs with less potential for serious side effects. Plaquenil is prescribed as a disease-modifier, in other words, to decrease pain, decrease swelling, and prevent joint damage and disability. It is not known how Plaquenil works but researchers believe that Plaquenil interferes with communication between cells within the immune system.   Ultimately, it is thought to block proinflammatory. Hydroxychloroquine, 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. It is taken by mouth. Common side effects include vomiting, headache, changes in vision and muscle weakness. Severe side effects may include allergic reactions. It does not appear to be safe during

    This medication is also used, usually with other medications, to treat certain auto-immune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) when other medications have not worked or cannot be used. Discuss the most recent information with your doctor before traveling to areas where malaria occurs.

    Plaquenil prescribing information

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  5. 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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    PLAQUENIL is indicated for the suppressive treatment and treatment of acute attacks of malaria due to Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum. It is also indicated for the treatment of discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. CONTRAINDICATIONS 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. The Related Drug Information Index provides comprehensive access to all drug information related to a specific drug Types of content include full prescribing information, drug summaries, Full Prescribing Information Continuing Medication Education Full PI CME, Medication Guides, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies REMS Summaries, REMS Continuing Medication Education REMS CME, and FDA Drug Safety Notifications

     
  6. sent-luis User

    Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone has had a problem with fatigue while on Plaquenil. At first, I was nauseous for a week or so, which the dr. After the nausea went away it seemed like my pain got worse for a week or so, and then it gradually got better. I am also bothered with stomach cramps and mild diarrhea. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Anybody taking Plaquenil for Sjorgens? Sjogren's Syndrome. Types of Sjögren’s Fatigue - info.
     
  7. GrimF User

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine / Plaquenil and the Covid-19 / Coronavirus. Experience with plaquenil? — Lupus Research Community Preventing Miscarriage Plaquenil
     
  8. sernov Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil and Depression/Anxiety - Symptoms and Medical. But again- over several months time my anxiety, depression, and sense of distance from personal relationships began to worsen. It happens so subtly that I don’t realize it. Finally I found myself with the old morning anxiety, unable to face the day, helpless feeling about the future, feeling I would be unable to go forward with plans, etc.

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