Doses of hydroxychloroquine

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    Doses of hydroxychloroquine


    It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

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    An appropriate dose is required to minimize the risk of hydroxychloroquine related retinopathy and to permit long-term use in most patients. The overall risk of developing hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in patients on long-term therapy is 7.5% with the risk increasing with higher doses and long-term use. The most recent 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO recommend the dose of HCQ ≤5 mg/kg real body weight to minimize toxicity 1. According to these new guidelines, the risk of HCQ retinal toxicity is less than 1 % in the first year of therapy and less than 2 % up to 10 years of therapy. Hydroxychloroquine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. For prevention of malaria in adults, two tablets are usually taken once a week on exactly the same day of each week. The first dose is taken 1 to 2 weeks before traveling to an area where malaria is common, and then doses are continued for 8 weeks after exposure.

    For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too.

    Doses of hydroxychloroquine

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  5. To treat malaria Hydroxychloroquine is usually given for 3 days, starting with one high dose followed by a smaller dose during the next 2 days in a row. Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time for malaria.

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    Jan 03, 2020 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. In a small percentage of patients, side effects may require temporary reduction of the initial dosage. All patients in the cohort were prescribed hydroxychloroquine not to exceed a dose of 6.5 mg per kilogram. The maximum daily dose prescribed is 400 mg. In those who are on hemodialysis 200 mg was prescribed after each dialysis session. 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. It is taken by mouth.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki Jan 05, 2020 Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is most influenced by daily dose and duration of use. Risk for toxicity is less with 5.0 mg/kg real weight/day for hydroxychloroquine and 2.3 mg/kg real weight/day for chloroquine. Patients are at low risk during the first 5 years of treatment.

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