Plaquenil dosage by weight

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  1. mindoug Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil dosage by weight


    If a patient is overweight, one should use the ideal body weight to assess whether the doaily dose is in the toxic range (/= 6.5 mg/kg/day). This graph shows various formulas that have been proposed for deriving ideal body weight for women, because virtually all cases of hydroxychloroquine toxicity have been female.

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    Weight based dosage in adults and pediatric patients 13 mg/kg 10 mg/kg base, not to exceed 800 mg 620 mg base followed by 6.5 mg/kg 5 mg/kg base, not to exceed 400 mg 310 mg base, at 6 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours after the initial dose. Plaquenil film-coated tablets cannot be divided, therefore they should not be used to treat patients who weigh less than 31 kg. Mg 310 mg base PO once every 7 days. Alternatively, 6.5 mg/kg/dose 5 mg base/kg/dose; Max 400 mg/dose or 310 mg base/dose. Dosing should begin 2 weeks before entering and continue for 4 weeks after leaving the endemic area. The CDC suggests hydroxychloroquine as an alternative to chloroquine. The dosage is based on body weight. 6.5 mg/kg maximum dose 400 mg should be given on the same day each week starting 2 weeks before exposure to malaria.

    For this dosage, any woman with an ideal body weight less than 135 pounds would be in the toxic dose range. The usual hydroxychloroquine dose that is prescribed is 400 mg/day.

    Plaquenil dosage by weight

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    By the old standards, obese people, if dosed by their actual weight, could be overmedicated, Dr. Marmor said. If you’re short, the standard prescription of 200 mg of Plaquenil, twice daily, is too much, he said. The recommended dosage is no more than 6.5 mg/kg/day, using the standard known as “ideal weight,” which factors in height. Dr. Hydroxychloroquine generally is given to adults in doses of 200 mg or 400 mg per day. In some cases, higher doses can be used. Your doctor may gradually increase or decrease your dosage over time to find the right levels for your specific symptoms and needs while having the least amount of negative side effects. Dosage Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® is the drug of choice among antimalarials. Chloroquine is not commonly used because of greater toxicity on the eye. The usual dose of Plaquenil is 400mg/day but 600mg/day is sometimes used as part of an induction regimen. It may be prescribed as a single daily dose or in divided doses twice per day.

     
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    Background: The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools. Lupus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic Plaquenil therapy and eye exams. - Eye Care - MedHelp Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
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