Why does plaquenil take so long to work

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  1. kunitsa XenForo Moderator

    Why does plaquenil take so long to work


    It regulates the activity of the immune system, which may be overactive in some conditions. Hydroxychloroquine can modify the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

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    SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. It can also be used pretty much indefinitely, as long as there is no sign of eye problems. Occasionally, someone will really have no measurable response to Plaquenil, but most docs will allow at least 6 months for that decision to be made because the lag time from taking the medicine to its effectiveness is so long. Plaquenil is not deposited into fat,” he explains. “That is why it is recommended that we go by ideal body weight, or IBW—taking into account lean body mass more so than any extra fat mass in people who are overweight.” The American Association of Ophthalmology recommends using the "Devine formula" to determine ideal body weight.

    Hydroxychloroquine is often taken in combination with other drugs such as methotrexate. Over the long term hydroxychloroquine can reduce pain, swelling and joint stiffness. It may be as long as 12 weeks before you notice the benefits.

    Why does plaquenil take so long to work

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  5. Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work immediately. It may be 12 weeks or longer before you notice any benefit. Because it's a long-term treatment it's important to keep taking hydroxychloroquine unless you have severe side-effects even if it doesn't seem to be working at first; even when your symptoms improve to help keep the disease under.

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    The usual starting dose of Plaquenil is 200 mg twice a day or 400 mg once a day, administered orally, in people weighing 80 kg or more.   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. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Mar 24, 2011 Had headaches with the plaquenil so went to the sulfar and predisone. Sulfar was a waste of time and since I had a little help from the plaquenil he switched me back to that with pain meds for the headaches and body. Recently i went back for app. and plaquenil had stopped doing anything so he added the methotrexate to it. I did not want to take it.

     
  6. alfagrey New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is a member of the antimalarial quinolines drug class and is commonly used for COVID-19, Dermatomyositis, Lyme Disease - Arthritis, and others. The cost for hydroxychloroquine oral tablet 200 mg is around for a supply of 50, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Buy hydroxychloroquine 200 mg hydroxychloroquine cost at costco Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Basics, Side Effects & Reviews - Costco Pharmacy - Medications - Plaquenil - hydroxychloroquine
     
  7. Pro.cHucb Moderator

    Plaquenil is also known as hydroxychloroquine, so the parent drug Chloroquine can be substituted. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Plaquenil when allergic to sulfa? Lupus Forums at The Lupus. Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support Group
     
  8. altegron Well-Known Member

    Malaria - Chapter 4 - 2020 Yellow Book Travelers' Health. Chloroquine phosphate or hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil can be used for prevention of malaria only in destinations where chloroquine resistance is not present see Chapter 2, Yellow Fever Vaccine & Malaria Prophylaxis Information, by Country. Prophylaxis should begin 1–2 weeks before travel to malarious areas.

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  9. Pa3(Boy)Huk Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American. This article is from June 2011 and may contain outdated material. Download PDF. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative.

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