Eye exam before plaquenil

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  1. Alsally User

    Eye exam before plaquenil


    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.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    Chloroquine has been replaced with hydroxychloroquine as it has less side effects. Eye Exam Before Starting Treatment. If a person is going to be treated long-term with Plaquenil, they need to have a thorough dilated eye exam with best corrected visual acuity, central visual field, color vision, and dilated examination of the retina. My Scleroderma/morphea is spreading above my eye so I am pretty urgently looking to get on Plaquenil but obviously don't want to potentially screw up my eyesight! Does this sound right, starting the Plaquenil before a baseline test can be done? I made an appointment with my family doctor next week so that I can discuss it with her. I was told from the start by my rheumatologist I would have to have eye exams including visual field exams every six months due to the plaquenil therapy. My first two exams did include these tests. But my next six month appointment is coming up, and they told me I didn't need the visual field test this time so the appointment would be shorter.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Eye exam before plaquenil

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  6. Good question. Back on nov 5 i think it was i felt there was a really good discussion about hydroxychlorouine & eye tests here. One of us posted detailed info about her experience & the different types of eye test anyone on plaquenil etc would probably be best to have, and the frequency.

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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. Both my rheumatologist and opthamologist recommended exams every 6mo for the first year I was on plaquenil. Now I just go yearly to have my eyes checked. Also, my rhuemy said any time he makes an adjustment to my plaquenil that I'll need an eye exam within 6mo just to make sure nothing has changed. Good luck! Patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. Before the tests you will be given eye drops that temporarily widen dilate your pupils. This is to allow more light into the eye to give a better view of your retina. The drops will make your vision blurry for a few

     
  7. GreatYoda Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Hydroxychloroquine uses & side-effects PatientsLikeMe Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and Weight increased - from FDA.
     
  8. i-tt New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more.

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  9. gimmoroy XenForo Moderator

    Chloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic Chloroquine works best when you take it on a regular schedule. For example, if you are taking it once a week to prevent malaria, it is best to take it on the same day of each week. Make sure that you do not miss any doses. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.

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