Ocular safety of hydroxychloroquine

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    Ocular safety of hydroxychloroquine


    Plaquenil is less toxic than chloroquine; however, long-term use of either drug can result in macular toxicity, leading to devastating irreversible vision loss. The mechanism of this toxicity is not clearly understood, though it is believed that the drug molecule binds to melanin in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).

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    Hydroxychloroquine is still a safe and beneficial drug for use in rheumatic diseases. Retinal toxicity is unpredictable and can occur even at relatively low doses of hydroxychloroquine. There are new screening modalities for early detection of asymptomatic hydroxychloroquine ocular toxicity. Bernstein HN. Ocular safety of hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil. South Med J. 1992 Mar; 85 3274–279. Easterbrook M. The ocular safety of hydroxychloroquine. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Oct; 23 2 Suppl 162–67. Mackenzie AH. Dose refinements in long-term therapy of rheumatoid arthritis with antimalarials. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

    Binding of the drug to melanin in the RPE contributes to, or prolongs, its toxic effects. This leads to disruption and damage to the photoreceptors and outer nuclear and plexiform layer, sparing the foveal center and resulting in the “bull’s eye” appearance in the late stage of the disease.

    Ocular safety of hydroxychloroquine

    The ocular safety of hydroxychloroquine - ScienceDirect, Retinal toxicity in long term hydroxychloroquine treatment.

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    Analysis of all published cases and Food and Drug Administration FDA reports of retinopathy attributed to hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil does not reveal any evidence of permanent visual field scotoma occurring when the daily dose is related to body weight and does not exceed 6.5 mg/kg for maintenance therapy. Aug 29, 2014 Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus SLE and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms. Jan 05, 2020 Hydroxychloroquine is a well-tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity1. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine can adversely impact the cornea, ciliary body, and retina1

     
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    : September 14, 2016 Chief complaint: Whirling and flashing lights A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years. Toxic Retinopathy With Hydroxychloroquine Therapy - JAMA Expanded spectral domain-OCT findings in the early. Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki
     
  8. valsha Guest

    Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus
     
  9. agritalitiecy XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil Indications, Side Effects, Warnings - Oct 22, 2019 Tell all of your health care providers that you take Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. A severe eye problem has happened with Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. This may lead to lasting eyesight problems. The risk may be higher if you have some types of eye or kidney problems.

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  10. opt349 Moderator

    Chloroquine Phosphate chloroquine phosphate dose. Chloroquine base 15 mg/mL in Glycerin or Distilled Water, Cologel Lilly, and Simple Syrup/Cherry Syrup Pulverize two 500-mg chloroquine phosphate tablets in a mortar. Levigate with a small amount of glycerin or distilled water. Add 13 mL of Cologel, and levigate until a uniform mixture is obtained.

    Chloroquine - FDA prescribing information, side effects.