Plaquenil dose for alopecia

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  1. Katrin2006 Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil dose for alopecia


    -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as. Jan 03, 2020 In a small percentage of patients, side effects may require temporary reduction of the initial dosage. Maintenance adult dosage When a good response is obtained, the dosage may be reduced by 50 percent and continued at a maintenance level of 200 mg to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. Nov 18, 2018 Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is an oral medication used int he treatment of several autoimmune diseases. In the field of hair loss, hydroxychloroquine is commonly used to treat lichen planopialris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade, discoid lupus and others. What is the dose of Plaquenil?

    -Concomitant therapy with an 8-aminoquinoline drug is necessary for the radical cure of vivax and malariae malaria. Use: Malaria prophylaxis Acute attack: 800 mg (620 mg base) orally followed in 6 to 8 hours by 400 mg (310 mg base), then 400 mg (310 mg base) once a day for 2 consecutive days; alternatively, a single dose of 800 mg (620 mg base) has also been effective Alternate dosing based on body weight: A total dose representing 25 mg/kg is administered in 3 days, as follows: First dose: 10 mg base/kg (not to exceed 620 mg base) orally Second dose: 5 mg base/kg (not to exceed 310 mg base) orally 6 hours after first dose Third dose: 5 mg base/kg orally 18 hours after second dose Fourth dose: 5 mg base/kg orally 24 hours after third dose Comments: -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

    Plaquenil dose for alopecia

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  6. The usual dosage works for most people who take Plaquenil, but it is possible to increase or decrease the dose based on individual needs. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity. For people who weigh less than 80 kg, a lower daily dose is prescribed, up to a maximum of 5 mg/kg of body weight.

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    I've been taking plaquenil for about 6 years. I am 59 years old. Hair loss did not occur in the first year of plaquenil --400mg/day. But for the past 4 years, periodically, I have lost large clumps of hair. In August, my rheumy lowered the plaquenil to 200mg/day. I lost hair daily for 2-3 months after that. It is so hard to determine cause and. Hydroxychloroquine is significantly effective, after 6 and 12 months of treatment, in decreasing symptoms and signs in lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia. • More patients respond to hydroxychloroquine after 12 months than 6 months. • A standardized flow chart is essential to track symptoms and signs and facilitate treatment. Nov 25, 2019 -Suppressive therapy should begin 2 weeks prior to exposure; however, failing this, an initial dose of 800 mg 620 mg base may be taken in 2 divided doses 6 hours apart. -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. -Each dose should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine neuromyotoxicity. How good is Hydroxychloroquine, and any side effe.
     
  8. Vik78 Well-Known Member

    Malaria Consortium - Artemisinin-based combination therapy ACT Chloroquine is still the first line treatment for P.vivax and P. ovale, while primaquine can be used to treat liver stage parasites of P.vivax, in areas of low malaria transmission if adherence is guaranteed. To find out more about ACTs and other malaria treatments, please visit WHO’s page on this issue.

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