Is retinal toxicity from plaquenil reversible

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  1. nmark Well-Known Member

    Is retinal toxicity from plaquenil reversible


    Chloroquine is now uncommonly used in favor of its derivative hydroxychloroquine. In the United States, hydroxychloroquine is most often used for its anti-inflammatory effects in rheumatology and dermatology.

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    The reader's question and comment prompted me to do a little more research on the question of whether plaquenil toxicity was reversible which led me to the results of this study, which was published in JAMA Opthamology Jan 2011-- the same month and year as the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation article was published. The study authors concluded. New information shows that hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity occurs 7.5 percent of the time. it is not reversible and may progress even after the medication has been discontinued. FA, full-field ERG, Amsler grids, color vision testing, or electrooculography EOG to screen for Plaquenil toxicity. Some of these tests can show. Drug-induced ocular side effects are back in the spotlight, thanks to the Academy’s revision of its recommendations on screening for retinal toxicity from chloroquine and its analogue hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. 1

    While early toxicity may be asymtomatic, patients with more advanced stage of toxicity may complain of color vision changes or paracentral scotomas. Its toxic effects on the retina are seen in the macula.

    Is retinal toxicity from plaquenil reversible

    What can Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil do to my eyes?, Determine risk for hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity.

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  7. 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.

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    Research has shown that your risk of developing retinopathy is higher the longer you are taking Plaquenil. In fact, the incidence of retinal toxicity rises sharply in people that have taken it between 5 and 7 years. As a result, baseline testing should occur within the first year of taking the drug and then annually at the five-year mark. Everything is dark inside and outside is so bright the it is painful to open my eyes. Plaquenil toxicity is not reversible in most cases and continues to progress even after you stop taking it for several month and sometimes years because of the half life of Plaquenil One should see a retina special before taking Plaquenil in my opinion Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress. It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects.

     
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    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. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications, adverse. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg Tablets Generic Plaquenil
     
  9. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions - Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.
     
  10. affiliatehotpepper Moderator

    Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength One of the problems with Plaquenil is that because it's so slow to act, the improvements are also slow and subtle. So most people don't realize that they've improved until they STOP taking it. I've been on it twice, along with Atabrine another antimalarial. In my case, it never worked so I didn't notice a change.

    Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.
     
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