Dangers of plaquenil in half

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    Dangers of plaquenil in half


    But a new study involving a commonly prescribed muscle relaxant suggests patients may not be getting what they think they are getting when they split pills. In pill splitting, a doctor may prescribe a pill with double the needed dose of medication, telling the patient to split the pills and only take half of a pill.

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    Plaquenil is very effective for the symptoms of achiness and fatigue. However, there might be a price to pay in terms of retinal toxicity especially after taking it for as long as you have. Given that the alopecia had developed while you were on the plaquenil, it's not clear that going back on it will help that symptom much. Plaquenil is the devil! Worked well 1st 2 mts. After that I had issues with my vision, felt waves of nervousness, and extreme anxiety where I started to question my sanity. Hallucinated, broke out in rashes and crying spells. It was the worst 2 months of these side effects I've ever had in my life! Got off of it and I feel back to normal. 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.

    Researchers found that uneven tablet splitting resulted in varying dosages of the split pill, ranging anywhere from 50% to 150% of appropriate levels. This doubles the amount of medication the patient purchased, thereby saving the patient money.

    Dangers of plaquenil in half

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  7. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks.

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    May 07, 2012 Saturday was a week since I stopped taking Plaquenil, aka Hydroxychloroquine, per my doctor's instructions, and I think I am going through some form of withdrawal. I took the drug as a treatment for sarcoidosis and one of the side effects is a reduction in white blood cells, which is what has happened to me. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD. The brand name is Plaquenil. What does Plaquenil do? Plaquenil relieves pain and swelling and prevents damage to joints. How long does Plaquenil take to work? Plaquenil works very slowly. In 1 to 3 months you should start to feel better. You may continue to get better for up to 1 year. Sep 13, 2019 Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine

     
  8. cubanate New Member

    For people with mental illness, diagnosis is only the first step towards finding the right treatment. Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Plaquenil - when to take the 2. Undiagnosed and started on plaquenil - looking for advice and support. Lupus with normal esr and crp - Answers on HealthTap
     
  9. L_K_M Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - PATIENT FACT SHEET Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Plaquenil Dosage Guide -
     
  10. strike_c Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine C18H26ClN3 - PubChem Chloroquine is a 4-aminoquinoline with antimalarial, anti-inflammatory, and potential chemosensitization and radiosensitization activities. Although the mechanism is not well understood, chloroquine is shown to inhibit the parasitic enzyme heme polymerase that converts the toxic heme into non-toxic hemazoin, thereby resulting in the accumulation of toxic heme within the parasite.

    Chloroquine - definition of chloroquine by The Free Dictionary
     
  11. Savos New Member

    Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate, Quineprox hydroxychloroquine. To make sure hydroxychloroquine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have a history of vision changes or damage to your retina caused by an anti-malaria medication; heart disease, heart rhythm disorder such as long QT syndrome; diabetes; a stomach disorder; an allergy to quinine; liver or kidney disease;

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