Hydroxychloroquine and eyes

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  1. Levkaink Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine and eyes


    Plaquenil is usually used for long term disease control, rather than in the short term to control active bursts of inflammation. Plaquenil has important but uncommon side effects that may affect your eye. The most important affect of Plaquenil on your eye is to damage the retina at the back of your eye.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a well-tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity1. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine can adversely impact the cornea, ciliary body, and retina1 Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used to treat autoimmune diseases but it can damage the eyes. Should you take this medication and how do you monitor? Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area.

    This sort of retinal damage may result in patchy loss of central vision or patchy loss of vision just close to the centre of your vision. Fortunately, this is very uncommon and generally only occurs in patients on high doses or patients with bad kidney function.

    Hydroxychloroquine and eyes

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  4. Hydroxychloroquine and Eyes. My rheumatologist was adamant that I had an eye test before I started hydroxychloroquine a to check that my eyes were in a condition that could tolerate hydroxyquinine b give a baseline, to compare against future annual tests, or any time I felt a change, whichever is the sooner.

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    If advanced, hydroxychloroquine retinopathy can cause symptoms of loss of peripheral vision, and then in later stages, central vision can become affected too. If hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is advanced, it can result in permanent loss of sight in both eyes that can impact quality of life and activities such as driving and reading. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Mar 17, 2019 Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Rash from plaquenil DailyStrength Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine 200mg is it causing itchy skin.
     
  6. oval New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Plaquenil Side Effects - GoodRx Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic Medications for Sjogren’s Syndrome NYU Langone Health
     
  7. vip_tmn Moderator

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  8. TranceX Moderator

    Chloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings - It is used to treat or prevent malaria. It is used to treat a type of bowel infection. It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor. What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Chloroquine? If you have an allergy to chloroquine phosphate or any other part of chloroquine.

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