Do you need a baseline eye exam before taking hydroxychloroquine

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  1. arantir New Member

    Do you need a baseline eye exam before taking hydroxychloroquine


    Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. 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.

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    Apr 20, 2011 The goal of monitoring/screening is to identify early macular damage prior to irreversible vision loss or even before visible signs of bull’s eye maculopathy. And although the current guidelines do not discuss the importance of continuous ocular care with an annual comprehensive eye exam, we believe that it is an essential consideration. 1. All individuals starting Plaquenil treatment should have a baseline ophthalmologic examination within the first year. If the initial ophthalmologic examination is normal and the person is considered low risk, re-testing need not occur for five years. SIDE is rare. It is recommended that you have an eye exam EFFECTS HOW TO TAKE IT Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200mg or 400mg per day 5 mg per kg of actual body weight. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is also recommended to be

    Initially, central visual acuity may be unaffected, but the patient may notice related paracentral scotomas that often interfere with reading. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy (ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area).

    Do you need a baseline eye exam before taking hydroxychloroquine

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  6. May 02, 2007 They have to examine you to see if you have anything of concern that they can determine that is NOT caused by Plaquenil which is why the baseline exam is important. If your exam showed something after taking the Plaq, then they would not be able to determine if it was caused by Plaq or was pre-existent.

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    May 24, 2017 As I mentioned before, hydroxychloroquine eye toxicity is not reversible. Once it happens, it happens. So the trick is to catch it early. Fortunately, the changes occur VERY slowly. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the following Obtain a baseline eye exam within the first year of starting hydroxychloroquine to document any complicating eye problem. Jun 13, 2019 Before Plaquenil treatment begins. You will have a “baselineeye exam. This measures the health of your eyes and looks for retinal or macular disease. Once a year while taking Plaquenil. After five years of Plaquenil treatment, when retina damage is likely to begin, you need to see your ophthalmologist every six months. Special tests can help find early damage to the retina before serious problems develop. Nov 09, 2018 While using hydroxychloroquine, you may need frequent blood tests and vision exams. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Seek emergency medical attention or call the.

     
  7. B1OoD New Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil side effects - kidney problems? - Symptoms. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus
     
  8. hairs Guest

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term. Plaquenil, fatigue and dizziness - Sjogren's World
     
  9. zttzqtltzl Moderator

    Aralen, Chloroquine phosphate chloroquine dosing. Irreversible retinal damage observed in some patients; significant risk factors for retinal damage include daily doses of chloroquine phosphate 2.3 mg/kg of actual body weight, durations of use greater than five years, subnormal glomerular filtration, use of some concomitant drug products such as tamoxifen citrate, and concurrent macular disease.

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  10. textmaker Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for. 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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