Retinal toxicity from plaquenil years after discontinued

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    Retinal toxicity from plaquenil years after discontinued


    Chloroquine is now uncommonly used in favor of its derivative hydroxychloroquine. In the United States, hydroxychloroquine is most often used for its anti-inflammatory effects in rheumatology and dermatology.

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    The drug remains in these parts even if the patients stopped taking the drugs. Studies have shown that patients who have manifested with retinopathy have traces of Plaquenil metabolites in their erythrocytes, plasma, and urine even after 5 years of discontinuing the medication 1, 2, 3. I was diagnosed with PsA this time last year and have been on plaquenil 400 mg daily. thinking about the risk of retinal toxicity after 5 + years use stresses me out. I'm told it is rare but i feel that the more i dr google it the more incidences there are. id love to hear your experiences using the drug Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress. It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects.

    While early toxicity may be asymtomatic, patients with more advanced stage of toxicity may complain of color vision changes or paracentral scotomas. Its toxic effects on the retina are seen in the macula.

    Retinal toxicity from plaquenil years after discontinued

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  7. A cumulative dose of 1000g of hydroxychloroquine or 460g of chloroquine was likely the largest risk factor, which was typically achieved after 5-7 years of a typical dosage 8, 10. However, there have been case reports of patients with hydroxychloroquine toxicity as early as 1.9 months after starting treatment 11.

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    The incidence of HCQ retinopathy is very low. In fact, HCQ is estimated at having a 0.5% incidence of retinal toxicity after 5 years of therapy.5,6 Retinal toxicity secondary to HCQ is irreversible and can continue to progress following cessation of therapy. Prompt screening and serial monitoring, with the utilization of imaging modalities, is paramount importance to early detection. PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, in patients who have not responded satisfactorily to drugs with less potential for serious side effects. Macular damage from hydroxychloroquine Figure 1 appears to be permanent and may continue to progress even after discontinuation of the drug due to its slow clearance from the body; in fact, the drug may persist in patients’ urine for years after discontinuation. 8-10 Therefore, detection of toxicity at its earliest stages is critical.

     
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    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Plaquenil oral Reviews and User Ratings Effectiveness.
     
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. A more chronic form of interstitial lung disease and fibrosis is also seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This may be increased with methotrexate. Myelosuppression lowering of blood counts is also rare at the low doses of methotrexate utilized for rheumatoid arthritis. Patients at particular risk include those with renal insufficiency from other causes or use of trimethoprim Bactrim®, Septra® which increases levels of methotrexate.

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