Ocular side effects from plaquenil

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  1. Red Squirrel New Member

    Ocular side effects from plaquenil


    Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD) that is widely used to reduce inflammation (pain and swelling) in the treatment of many types of arthritis and lupus.

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    I took it for 3 months and I was having side effects that I do believe was due to the Plaquenil. My eyes started getting bright circles sort of like tunnel vision but it was not exactly the same. I went to the eye doctor and he told me I was having ocular migraines. Chloroquine Ocular Side Effects. Chloroquine is especially absorbed by the pigment cells in the eye. Eye side effects are serious and can result in loss of vision. The side effects may occur at anytime. The higher the dose and the longer the time of use makes it more likely to occur. Other drugs in the treatment for RA or Lupus may have more frequent or serious side effects then Hydroxychloroquine so it would be wise to consider it a viable treatment option and not easily dismiss it because of the risk of what amounts to a fairly infrequent eye issue.

    When Plaquenil works, most patients start to feel improvement after 8-12 weeks. When patients start Plaquenil, doctors usually have them try it for 3 months before they assess the patient to determine if it is working. Plaquenil is also known as a treatment for malaria, a blood-borne parasite spread by mosquitoes in many tropical and sub-tropical environments. The usual dose is between one and two tablets per day (200 to 400 mg per day).

    Ocular side effects from plaquenil

    The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil, Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and the Ocular.

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  7. SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as. Headaches – Plaquenil can rarely cause a headache. Sun Sensitivity – Plaquenil can sometimes make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Patients should wear sunscreen. Ringing in the Ears Tinnitus RARE BUT SERIOUS side-effects include Changes to the Eyes – Plaquenil can rarely cause changes to the retina in the back of the eye. Hydroxychloroquine is a well-tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine can adversely impact the cornea, ciliary body, and retina

     
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    Suppression: 400 mg (310 mg base) orally on the same day every week Comments: -Suppressive therapy should begin 2 weeks prior to exposure; however, failing this, an initial dose of 800 mg (620 mg base) may be taken in 2 divided doses (6 hours apart). Plaquenil Retinopathy Screening Requirements Are You Up. Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine Screening 2016 AAO. How to Succeed in Plaquenil Screenings
     
  9. El_Gato New Member

    PLAQUENIL HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION Hydroxychloroquine sulfate sulfate base, and are for oral PLAQUENIL® HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION PLAQUENIL h. ydroxychloroquine sulfate is a. white or practically white, crystalline. powder freely. soluble in water; practically insoluble in alcohol, chloroform, and in ether. The. chemical. name for

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