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. Multifocal erg and plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine platelets Irreversible retinal damage observed in some patients who had received hydroxychloroquine sulfate; significant risk factors for retinal damage include daily doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate greater than 6.5 mg/kg 5 mg/kg base of actual body weight, durations of use greater than five years, subnormal glomerular filtration, use of some. Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200 mg or 400 mg per day 6.5mg/kg. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is recommended to be taken with food. 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. 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. Hydroxychloroquine 400 mg daily Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage., Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Plaquenil help arthritisChloroquine injection during pregnancyPlaquenil visionRetinal damage caused by hydroxychloroquineStopped plaquenil lymphoma Initial dose 400 mg 310 mg base orally once or twice a day for several weeks or months, depending on patient response Maintenance dose 200 to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base orally once a day Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk. Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE Drug BNF content. DailyMed - PLAQUENIL- hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablet. Nov 09, 2018 When treating lupus or arthritis, hydroxychloroquine is usually given daily for several weeks or months. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. For best results, keep using the. Doses above 400 mg a day are not recommended. The incidence of retinopathy has been reported to be higher when this maintenance dose is exceeded. Rheumatoid Arthritis. The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may require weeks to months to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Initial adult dosage. 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. 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. To treat lupus erythematosus, the average adult dose is 400 mg once or twice daily.