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?

Yay science!

05-27-2013, 03:59 PM
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.

06-29-2013, 11:25 AM
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