Hydroxychloroquine and eyes

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  1. Swimmer 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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    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. 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. In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias joint pain, dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.”

    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.

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    I was told by my GP and dermatologist to have annual eye testing when I was first prescribed hydroxychloroquine. The optician will check the health of your eyes and u must tell them that u have lupus and are taking hydroxy. My optician is really good and explained on the pictures of my eyes which area of the eye he is looking at to check for. Diagnosis Hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity Discussion. 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. 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.

     
  4. androsaur Moderator

    The search for the cure of Coronavirus has been on for some time now, and Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that chloroquine phosphate, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Chloroquine Phosphate Tablet - Uses, Side-effects, Reviews. Chloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Chloroquine Phosphate chloroquine phosphate dose.
     
  5. waterafan Guest

    PLAQUENIL HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION PLAQUENIL is indicated for the prophylaxis of malaria in geographic areas where chloroquine resistance is not reported. Limitations of Use in Malaria • PLAQUENIL is not recommended for the treatment of complicated malaria. • PLAQUENIL is not effective against chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine-resistant strains of. Plasmodium. species see

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  6. rrrain Moderator

    Plaquenil 200mg Film-coated Tablets - Summary of Product. The 200mg tablet is therefore not suitable for use in children with an ideal body weight of less than 31kg. Each dose should be taken with a meal or glass of milk. Hydroxychloroquine is cumulative in action and will require several weeks to exert its beneficial effects, whereas minor side effects may occur relatively early.

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.