Hydroxychloroquine eye damage

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    Hydroxychloroquine eye damage


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    This may produce a “Bull’s eye maculopathy” and central visual loss. This is important as the only intervention to prevent further damage is stopping the drug. Signs of retinal damage include blurry or distorted vision, flashes of light or floaters, or loss of night vision. Retinal damage may not improve even after Plaquenil is discontinued. Dilated eye exams should be done every six months to check for retinal problems. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Hydroxychloroquine eye damage

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  5. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. While today it is used to treat autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, it was originally used as an anti-malaria drug.

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    Hydroxychloroquine side effects may vary greatly from very mild side effects that go away with time to severe side effects like eye damage, ear damage, or heart problems. Some side effects may be experienced as the body adjusts to hydroxychloroquine but may diminish as the body becomes used to the drug. It may increase your risk of side effects. Taking cyclosporine with hydroxychloroquine can increase the amount of cyclosporine in your body. This may increase your risk of side effects from cyclosporine. Disclaimer Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. It’s generally safe at normal doses, but higher amounts can damage the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, and result in partial or complete blindness. Hydroxychloroquine-related eye problems were once considered rare, but better detection methods now show that they occur in about 7 percent of patients.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications, adverse. Medications used to treat lupus Lupus Foundation of America Plaquenil for RA?" Rheumatoid Arthritis Community - Support.
     
  7. Petya Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki What can Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil do to my eyes? Despite Plaquenil dosing recommendations, retinal toxicity.
     
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    Plaquenil Oral Interactions with Other Medication Does Plaquenil Interact with other Medications? Severe Interactions. These medications are not usually taken together. Consult your healthcare professional e.g. doctor or pharmacist for more in.

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