It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Calcium chloroquine Dermatomyositis rash and plaquenil recent findings Plaquenil side effects vision Long term current use of hydroxychloroquine plaquenil Long term current use of infliximab remicade Long term current use of isotretinoin accutane Long term current use of leflunomide arava Long term current use of lenalidomide revlimid Long term current use of lithium; Long term current use of medication for add and or adhd Apr 20, 2011 Problems with Plaquenil Use Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions. Answer When the doctor finds no pathology, code the systemic disease, such as L93.0 Lupus or M06.09 Rheumatoid arthritis. ICD-10's Z79.899 Other long term current drug therapy should be linked to any tests performed. You may also add it to the exam for supporting documentation. For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too. Plaquenil diagnosis code ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V58.69 Long-term current use of other., New Plaquenil Guidelines Plaquenil ophthalmology screening recommendationsPlaquenil and sun exposureSide effects plaquenil forums Aug 30, 2011 Chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil HCQ have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus 1. It is now considered for new disease applications in diabetes, heart disease and adjunct cancer therapies 2. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and Recommendations.. Coding exams for patients on high-risk medications - American.. Plaquenil Dosage Guide -. The ICD-10-CM Drugs Index is designed to allow medical coders to look up various medical terms and connect them with the appropriate ICD codes. There are 0 terms under the parent term 'Hydroxychloroquine' in the ICD-10-CM Drugs Index. You need to code first for the condition being treated with the Plaquenil, such as Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, and the second code is the Z code you use. If there is any toxicity found, you have to get that code from the Drugs and Chemicals section and put that third with an "A" for initial time that's noted. Tom Cheezum, O. D. CPC Sep 13, 2019 What is the best/proper way to code Plaquenil exams for patients with autoimmune disease? Use three diagnosis codes including one identifying systemic disease rheumatoid arthritis M06.09, one for high risk med Z79.899, and if toxic retinopathy is present then also use the anti-malarial drug code T37.2X5A.