Patient teaching for hydroxychloroquine

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    Patient teaching for hydroxychloroquine


    Such is the case with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a drug developed during World War II to treat malaria. Today, it's often prescribed for rheumatic diseases, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Risk is most accurately assessed on the basis of duration of use relative to daily dose/body weight Marmor AAO 2016; Melles 2014. Based on these risks, the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO recommends not exceeding a daily hydroxychloroquine dosage of 5 mg/kg using actual body weight in most patients. Classified as a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD used primarily to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Research suggests limited benefit. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Fatigue, joint pain Mild mostly GI symptoms, except for serious eye problems with chronic use at high dosages Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    The drug works by slowly altering the acid-base balance of immune cells and limiting their ability to process antigens. In this article, I'll describe what you and your patient need to know about Plaquenil therapy, based on my experience as a nurse who's cared for patients with these conditions—and as someone who takes this medication for lupus. If your patient has lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, Plaquenil can help improve her symptoms and enhance her quality of life.

    Patient teaching for hydroxychloroquine

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  3. Plaquenil Teaching 1977 SN instructed about the Plaquenil. Some people taking this medication over long periods of time or at high doses have developed irreversible damage to the retina of the eye.

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    Plaquenil Teaching 1977. SN instructed about the Plaquenil. Some people taking this medication over long periods of time or at high doses have developed irreversible damage to the retina of the eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision. Hydroxychloroquine usage in US patients, their experiences of tolerability and adherence, and implications for treatment survey results from 3127 patients with SLE conducted by the Lupus Foundation of America. Daniel J Wallace, 1 Karin Tse, 2 Leslie Hanrahan, 3 Rupert Davies, 4 and Michelle A Petri 5 Life Threatening Severe QTc Prolongation in Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus due to Hydroxychloroquine John P. O'Laughlin, 1 Parag H. Mehta, 1, * and Brian C. Wong 2 1 New York Methodist Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, 506 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

     
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    Suppression: 400 mg (310 mg base) orally on the same day every week Comments: -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). Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dosing, indications. Hydroxychloroquine in Patients With Stage III or Stage IV. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions.
     
  5. soft4you User

    How is plaquenil hydroxychloroquine used to treat lupus? Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is commonly used to help keep mild lupus-related problems, such as skin and joint disease, under control. This drug is also effective at preventing lupus flares.

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