View Full Version : Why Your Plaquenil is Even More Awesome than You Thought
05-24-2013, 08:04 AM
This is a great article summarizing the latest research on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and the benefits it has for people with lupus.
Read the whole thing here: http://www.internalmedicinenews.com/index.php?id=514&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=143511&cHash=e93001ead06bd1d47ccf967a11a5b2c0
05-24-2013, 09:22 AM
it is very, very interesting reading. I have a collection on my computer that I refer to regularly, this article is now included in that collection. I noticed they talked about the dosage "6.5 mg/kg" it was different to what we have talked about before on WHL. there was no referral to height, only the weight component. the dosage they talk about is almost twice what I am currently on. I take 2 tablets at 200mg per day. according to there formula, I could take 3 1/2 tablets. or 777mg.
05-24-2013, 09:49 AM
I was very interested in the part where they talked about maybe one day developing a version of Plaquenil that does not cause retinal toxicity. Wouldn't it be awesome if they could get rid of the one major risk the drug has?
Thank you for the article. I sent the site to a friend of mine who has lupus.
06-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Thank you for sharing this with us, it's very helpful.
Very good reading. I also take 200mg twice a day it will be interesting to see what my rheumy says I sent a copy to her. Thank You