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Determine the safe dose of medicins: Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
Health - Nutrition and Medicine
Friday, 02 June 2006 15:55

With this example one can compute the safe maximum dose of two medicins. The example is meant for use by Ophthalmologists. No liability can be accepted for use of this example.

The safe dose can be computed for two medicins: Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil). This dose should be computed based on the patients ideal body weight, which is computed from the patients height.

About 20% of the prescriptions contains errors. Therefore it would be ideal if patients were able to check their prescriptions, and the dosages, for example with this online calculator.

If the actual weight is less than the ideal weight, then the actual weight should be used. Otherwise using the ideal weight is preferred above using the actual weight, in particular for obese patients.

Dose ():
Height (cm):
Weight (kg):

Ideal Body Weight:  
Computed dose based on actual weight:  
Computed dose based on Ideal Body Weight:  

Safe dose:

Acknowledgement: dr. G.P. Heeg, Ophthalmologist.