Hydroxychloroquine dose calculator

Discussion in 'Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil' started by lmichail, 13-Mar-2020.

  1. eu_info New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine dose calculator

    More importantly, I've written an update, Changes in Plaquenil Risk Calculations based on new recommendations based on a 2014 study. The calculator has also been updated to reflect these changes.

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    Many patients treated with hydroxychloroquine receive a dosage that exceeds the recommended maximum, boosting the retinal damage risk. Also, “it is more convenient to prescribe 400 mg daily rather than calculate an exact dosage,” Dr. Koppikar said in an interview. SAN FRANCISCO – Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil dosing based on actual body weight – instead of ideal weight – is appropriate for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, according to a review of 686 lupus patients at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Most were dosed by actual weight, 6.5 mg/kg up to a maximum of 400 mg/day. Background/Purpose Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is a widely-used medication in many rheumatologic conditions. The most worrisome toxicity is irreversible damage to retinal pigment epithelium which can lead to blindness. The most recent 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO recommend the dose of HCQ ≤5 mg/kg real body weight to minimize toxicity1. According to these

    Whenever I want a quick review of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine retinotoxicity I always head to Ron Melton and Randall Thomas's excellent website, Eyeupdate. As all eye care providers should be aware, there have been some revisions in the recommendations of how we monitor our Plaquenil patients secondary to two articles1,2 published earlier this year.

    Hydroxychloroquine dose calculator

    Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More, ACR Actual-weight hydroxychloroquine dosing works in SLE.

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  5. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Dosing Calculator. Calculates maximum daily dose of hydroxychloroquine to reduce risk of retinopathy. Hypoglycemia Risk Score.

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    Ideal Body Weight for Calculating Hydroxychloroquine Dosage. The most important risk factor for hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is the daily dose of the drug. 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. Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate, frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications, pregnancy & lactation schedules, and cost information. Dosechecker Solving the Hydroxychloroquine Dosing Dilemma with a Smart Phone App. to provide a tool for rapid comparison of ABW and IBW hydroxychloroquine dose calculations for a patient at the point of care. Calculated data for an individual patient’s height and weight are reported for the two methods on a single screen output.

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    Patient Assistance Information - RxHope Patient sent card to be used at pharmacy Note *Patients must have health insurance and their insurance must cover the qualifying medication for which they seek assistance. Call for most recent medications as the list is subject to change and the medication for which you are seeking assistance must treat the disease directly.

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    Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. 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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