Plaquenil ocular toxicity

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    Plaquenil ocular toxicity


    Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine: Incidence not known Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention.

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    Apr 20, 2011 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. Therefore, there is considerable concern about the risk of ocular problems among patients treated with HCQ, and regular screening in accordance with standard guidelines is necessary, even in the absence of ocular symptoms. HCQ-induced ocular toxicity can occur in two distinct areas of the eye the cornea and the macula. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is efficacious for various diseases1,2, but can produce “bulls-eye” retinopathy that decreases vision even after discontinuance3,4. Retinopathy can be present in 7.5% of patients after 5 or more years of HCQ treatment, increasing to 20% after 20 years2.

    Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

    Plaquenil ocular toxicity

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  5. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

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    Plaquenil-induced toxicity usually will not occur before five years of taking the drug. “Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so the medication can be stopped if toxicity occurs. 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. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a medicine commonly used to treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. After prolonged use, it can sometimes damage the macula and cause central vision loss.

     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures. Hydroxychloroquine Prices, Coupons & Patient. -
     
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    Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus. Plaquenil-induced toxicity usually will not occur before five years of taking the drug. “Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so.

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    CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE INJECTION INTRAMED 200 mg/5 mL Chloroquine injection is used in acute attacks of malaria when the patient is unable to swallow. CONTRA-INDICATIONS Care is needed in administering chloroquine to patients with impaired liver or renal function or with porphyria. WARNINGS DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE Adult 200 to 300 mg chloroquine base by intramuscular or intravenous injection.

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