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Hydroxychloroquine

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Hydroxychloroquine Adult

Hydroxychloroquine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Hydroxychloroquine be used?

Hydroxychloroquine should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. It is given orally, after food, usually once or twice daily.

A typical adult dose ranges from 200 milligrams to 400 milligrams daily. Your doctor may reduce the dose if you have kidney problem.

You may start to see improvement within a few weeks, but it may take up to several months to experience its full benefit.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take the tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose. Resume the next dose at the regular timing. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Friday, June 12, 2015
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy, Rheumatology & Immunology Singapore General Hospital

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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