Maculopathy from plaquenil

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    Maculopathy from plaquenil


    Pattern of Retinopathy: Although the locus of toxic damage is parafoveal in many eyes, Asian patients often show an extramacular pattern of damage. Dose: We recommend a maximum daily HCQ use of 5.0 mg/kg real weight, which correlates better with risk than ideal weight.

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    Hydroxychloroquine sulfate HCQ, Plaquenil is an analogue of chloroquine CQ, an antimalarial agent, used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Its use has been associated with severe retinal toxicity, requiring a discontinuation of therapy. For Systemic Lupus Erythematosus "Plaquenil Users Beware Drug can make you completely blind re toxic maculopathy I took Plaquenil for over 13 years. One retina specialist said because of the toxic maculopathy it caused. *even if you quit taking the drug, it can continue to damage the eye until blindness occurs. I started taking Plaquenil 2/2009 by 8/2009 I was noticing changes in my vision. Thing were going dim but the eye doctor kept telling me there was no toxicity. By 2/2010 things were so dim I could not see to shop in stores. I quit taking Plaquenil but the DR still said no toxicity. My eyes continued to get worst.

    Risk of Toxicity: The risk of toxicity is dependent on daily dose and duration of use. There are no similar demographic data for CQ, but dose comparisons in older literature suggest using 2.3 mg/kg real weight.

    Maculopathy from plaquenil

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  4. Plaquenil-induced toxic maculopathy was first described in 1967. Because the retinal damage from plaquenil is usually irreversible if present for a more prolonged period of time, it is important to detect the disease in its early stages.

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    If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil; HCQ has been an important and effective drug for the treatment of lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune and inflammatory diseases for half a century, although its potential to cause retinal damage continues to raise concern among rheumatologists and ophthalmologists. Retinal toxicity of Plaquenil may manifest itself with subtle disturbances of the retinal pigment epithelium which may eventually lead to complete destruction of the macula in the form of bull’s-eye maculopathy. Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of retinal toxicity from Plaquenil such as, age of greater than 60 years, daily.

     
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    Let’s see if we can help you out with the following options: You can perform a search at the top of this page or report a broken link to prevent others from ending up with this error. Treatment of Severe Chloroquine Poisoning NEJM A Coronavirus Question Chloroquine After Fluoroquinolones. Chloroquine - LiverTox - NCBI Bookshelf
     
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    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Feb 19, 2020 Our Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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