When taking plaquenil which tests should periodically be taken

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  1. Kris-Akimva Guest

    When taking plaquenil which tests should periodically be taken


    Plaquenil is also known as a treatment for malaria, a blood-borne parasite spread by mosquitoes in many tropical and sub-tropical environments. The usual dose is between one and two tablets per day (200 to 400 mg per day). When Plaquenil works, most patients start to feel improvement after 8-12 weeks. When patients start Plaquenil, doctors usually have them try it for 3 months before they assess the patient to determine if it is working.

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    Patients will usually have scheduled meetings with their healthcare provider while they are being treated with Plaquenil. Blood and urine tests will be ordered periodically to check for unwanted effects. An eye exam will be given upon taking this drug, and every 6 to 12 months thereafter. Notify your eye doctor when you are on this medication so regular visual screening tests can be performed. If you are pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or lactating, please discuss this with your doctor before taking this medication. However, hydroxycholorquine has been shown to be safe during pregnancy and breast feeding. Take Plaquenil for the full prescribed length of time for malaria. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. When treating lupus or arthritis, tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 months of treatment. Before taking this medicine. You should not use Plaquenil if you are allergic to hydroxychloroquine.

    Plaquenil is considered to be pretty safe, but it can rarely damage the eyes. If it isn’t working at all after this time then it is usually stopped.

    When taking plaquenil which tests should periodically be taken

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  5. 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.

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    PLAQUENIL prolongs the QT interval. Ventricular arrhythmias and torsades de pointes have been reported in patients taking PLAQUENIL see OVERDOSAGE. Therefore, PLAQUENIL should not be administered with other drugs that have the potential to prolong the QT interval see DRUG INTERACTIONS. Worsening Of Psorias Is And Porphyria Well, that nov post here recommended a visual field test every 6 months, and a computerised 3d retina scan every year - She said she had been on plaquenil for 12 years, regularly having these tests inc I guess doing her amsler grids and she felt they were really important, but so far she had no eye problems. Plaquenil can damage the retina of the eye. This can lead to blindness. This problem is most common when high doses are taken for a long time. If you will be taking Plaquenil for a while, it is recommended to have a thorough eye exam before starting it and every three months while taking it.

     
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    Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures. Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.

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