Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Is nausea and stomach pain a side effects of plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine and tattoos Plaquenil and erosive osteoarthritis Images early plaquenil toxicity fundus autofluorescence If you take Plaquenil for your inflammatory disease, your ophthalmologist will check for damage to the retina in the back of the eye while you take the drug. Subspecialties Cataract/Anterior Segment Plaquenil and Intraocular pressure increased - from FDA reports Summary Intraocular pressure increased is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Humira, and have Pain. Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of retinal toxicity from Plaquenil such as, age of greater than 60 years, daily dose more than 6.5 mg/kg; use of the drug more than 5 years, obesity, preexisting retinal disease and, renal or liver failure. If you stopped taking Plaquenil, how long did it take for side effects to subside? This will put you to the top of the list for more replies. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. 5 years for plaquenil to leave eye Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision, Plaquenil and Intraocular pressure increased - eHealthMe Plaquenil eye dosageNeuropathy caused by plaquenilCan i take plaquenil eith naproxenNormal plaquenil dose So, I've read the half-life is from 30-60 days. That is one of the reasons I didn't want to take it - that's a long time to stick around. I did read hair loss, photosensitivity, itching area all potential side effects of Plaquenil, so hopefully those will subside soon as the med levels drop. Plaquenil - how long for side effects to subside?. The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil. Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.. I am lucky as a rheumatologist in practice for more than 30 years to have only had one malpractice lawsuit. But it was for alleged Plaquenil related eye toxicity, and believe me, attornies will grab any guideline they can as "Standard-of-Care" if it suits their case. All to say, we treat patients, not guidelines, but we all need to aware of these. Dr. Fung’s case involved a 48-year-old woman with lupus. Nine years after discontinuing medical therapy, the patient had new scotomas, difficulty reading and progression of bull’s-eye maculopathy. Plaquenil’s long half-life in the body can cause irreversible and progressive damage, Dr. Fung said. Abstract. Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools.