Hydroxychloroquine indications for use

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  1. masterweb08 Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine indications for use


    Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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    May 24, 2019 This may lead to lasting eyesight problems. The risk may be higher if you have some types of eye or kidney problems. The risk may also be higher with some doses of hydroxychloroquine, if you use hydroxychloroquine for longer than 5 years, or if you take certain other drugs like tamoxifen. Call your doctor right away if you have any eyesight. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Hydroxychloroquine is considered safe in all trimesters of pregnancy. Due to the high risk of flare in systemic lupus erythematosus when discontinuing this medication, continued Plaquenil use is advised in these patients during pregnancy.

    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    Hydroxychloroquine indications for use

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  7. INDICATIONS AND CLINICAL USE 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.

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    Hydroxychloroquine should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk to minimise the gastrointestinal side effects. Alternate-day dosing can be used. For example, hydroxychloroquine 400 mg alternating with hydroxychloroquine 200 mg daily can be used to reach effective daily dosing of 300 mg/day. Use hydroxychloroquine with caution in patients with hypoglycemia or diabetes mellitus. Hydroxychloroquine can cause severe, life-threatening hypoglycemia in patients treated with or without antidiabetic medications. Warn patients about the risk of hypoglycemia and the associated clinical signs and symptoms. Hydroxychloroquine can be prescribed for either prevention or treatment of malaria. This fact sheet provides information about its use for the prevention of malaria infection associated. with travel. Center for Global Health Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. Who can take hydroxychloroquine? Hydroxychloroquine can be prescribed to adults

     
  8. MuPMuK User

    It says to take it with milk but it makes me gassy....put it rather mildly. I think that with some of the meds like this they need to be taked with FOOD or MILK to coat your stomach. Plaquenil - When best time of day to take plaquenil? - LUPUS UK Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis
     
  9. dog43 Moderator

    Plaquenil and explosive bowel movements Some other sjoggies have experienced diarrhea as a side effect. But I don't recall the outcome for them. Hopefully some of them will pick up on your thread. I get your point about not wanting to be dancing the green apple quickstep during the night when you need to be resting, but I will add this on how I started Plaquenil.

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