Specific Treatment Guidelines for Gengraf

Gengraf Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The usual initial dose of Gengraf for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is 1.25 mg per kg of body weight twice a day (0.57 mg per pound). It normally takes four to eight weeks for the medicine to start working.
 
If your symptoms are not adequately controlled after eight weeks of treatment and you are tolerating the medication, your healthcare provider may increase your dosage by 0.5 to 0.75 mg per kg per day (0.23 to 0.34 mg per pound). This amount may be increased again after 12 weeks, if needed. The maximum recommended Gengraf dosage for rheumatoid arthritis is 2 mg per kg twice a day (0.91 mg per pound).
 
If no benefit is seen within 16 weeks, it is generally recommended that treatment be stopped. Your healthcare provider may also recommend you stop taking Gengraf, or reduce your dosage, if you experience potentially serious side effects at any time during treatment.
 

Dose of Gengraf for Psoriasis

The usual initial dosage for the treatment of psoriasis is 1.25 mg per kg of body weight twice a day (0.57 mg per pound). You may notice some improvement in your condition within two weeks of starting treatment -- but it may take 12 to 16 weeks for a complete response. If your symptoms are not adequately controlled after four weeks, your healthcare provider may increase your Gengraf dose by about 0.5 mg per kg per day (0.23 mg per pound).
 
Further dose increases can be made every two weeks until an adequate response is seen, until serious or bothersome side effects occur, or until you reach the maximum recommended dosage of 2 mg per kg twice a day (0.91 mg per pound). It is generally recommended that treatment be stopped if an adequate response is not achieved after six weeks of the maximum recommended dose of 4 mg per kg per day, or the highest tolerated dose.
 
It may take 12 to 16 weeks for a complete response. Once you have achieved an adequate response, your healthcare provider may attempt to lower your Gengraf dosage to find the lowest effective amount for you. Some people can be maintained on doses less than the starting dosage (1.25 mg per kg twice a day).
 
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