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Liz D.

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New plaquenil dosage
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:59:56 AM »
I just received a notice from my rheumatologist to decrease my plaquenil from two tablets a day to one tablet a day.  She said this was based on new weight guidelines.  I’ve been on plaquenil for over 14 years and have had no issues.  I sure hope this reduction does not start any issues.

Has anyone else received this instruction?

Liz D.
55 year old female
Sjogrens Syndrome (diagnosed 2004), Hypothryoidism, Asthma, Osteoporosis
Meds:  Plaquenil 400 mg; Synthroid 100mcg; Evoxac, Flovent, Flonase, Protonix 40 mg.,  Prozac 40 mg. Naproxen 500 mg., Hormone Replacement Therapy, vitamins, calcium, flaxseed, biotin

Deb 27

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Re: New plaquenil dosage
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 07:35:50 AM »
Liz, interesting you should post this. Last time I was at the rheumy, he mentioned the weight based chart for plaquenil. Who knew??? I guess because of the toxicity it's best not to overmedicate I qualified for the 400 mgs. Woo, hoo!!!
Sjogrens and RA,  Morphea (skin scleroderma), Hashimoto's, 
Nexium, synthroid, HRT, plaquenil,  Restasis, Maxi-tears supplement, L-glutathionne, CoQ10, folate, trintillex,  multi vitamin. lisinopril.

eye2dry

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Re: New plaquenil dosage
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 09:36:27 AM »
Last year my Dr decreased my plaquenil from 400mg to 200mg daily. I have not noticed a difference
  in my health after over a year.

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medications: synthroid- Cymbalta- plaquenil- lots of supplements

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Liz D.

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Re: New plaquenil dosage
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 09:52:27 AM »
Thanks for responses!  Glad to know, eye2dry, that your health is the same. That makes me feel better.

Liz D.
55 year old female
Sjogrens Syndrome (diagnosed 2004), Hypothryoidism, Asthma, Osteoporosis
Meds:  Plaquenil 400 mg; Synthroid 100mcg; Evoxac, Flovent, Flonase, Protonix 40 mg.,  Prozac 40 mg. Naproxen 500 mg., Hormone Replacement Therapy, vitamins, calcium, flaxseed, biotin