Does plaquenil cause weight gain

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  1. timur-kar User

    Does plaquenil cause weight gain


    I know that the medication is known to cause weight loss and decreased appetite, but I've found that since starting treatment I've gained weight and nothing seems to budge it. Unfortunately, a LOT of the meds we're prescribed come with weight gain as a side effect (just ONCE I wish the side effects would be "become irresistible" but I've yet to hear about that drug trial)Usually it's an issue of one or two things (sometimes both). I've noticed on some forums folks have experienced this. If so, have you spoken with your rheum, changed your dosage, or found other ways to combat this side effect? Some of these drugs increase your appetite and cravings, some of them increase your water retention.

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    Jan 03, 2020 Weight-based dosing in adults and pediatric patients 6.5 mg/kg 5 mg/kg base, not to exceed 400 mg 310 mg base, once weekly on the same day of the week starting 2 weeks prior to exposure, and continued for 4 weeks after leaving the endemic area. How to use Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. 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.

    This will stop your body from obsessively retaining water and making you feel and look puffy all over. In the case of the latter, it helps to GREATLY reduce your sodium intake and increase your water intake.

    Does plaquenil cause weight gain

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  6. Dosage for Plaquenil. The adult dose of Plaquenil to suppress malaria is 400 mg on the same day each week. The pediatric weekly suppressive dosage is 5 mg/kg of body weight. The adult dose of Plaquenil to treat an acute attack of malaria is an initial dose of 800 mg followed by 400 mg in six to eight hours and 400 mg for two more days.

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    Weight increased is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 month, also take medication Actemra, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 57,706 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from Food and Drug Administration FDA. This drug definitely does not cause weight gain or bloat, thank goodness! Steroids are what are infamous for doing that. I've seen some people say it causes stomach/gi problems, but I personally have had no side effects at all. And like Veej said, it's one of the safest long term drugs for lupus. want to know good stuff about plaquenil. Hi everyone. I know this seems shallow and there are more important things in life like getting healthy but I have a question for those who are taking or have taken Medrol and or Plaquenil. Has anyone experienced weight gain? I have been reading up on side effects and weight gain and swollen face.

     
  7. Winkel Guest

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine Professional Patient Advice - Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine – what you can expect when starting treatment
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels in SLE Clarifying dosing controversies. Given the long half-life of hydroxychloroquine and the previously documented within day variations of less than 8% this was considered appropriate. All patients in the cohort were prescribed hydroxychloroquine not to exceed a dose of 6.5 mg per kilogram. The maximum daily dose prescribed is 400 mg.

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  9. Nika Guest

    The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil The side effect that is of greatest concern is retinal toxicity. Retinal toxicity of Plaquenil may manifest itself with subtle disturbances of the retinal pigment epithelium which may eventually lead to complete destruction of the macula in the form of bull’s-eye maculopathy.

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