Eye problems caused by plaquenil

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    Eye problems caused by plaquenil


    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 most common place for Hydroxychloroquine to cause a problem is in a ring of the macula surrounding the fovea which is demonstated in the visual field test you can see in the picture above. The black areas are the areas the patinet couldn't see well. Retinal toxicity of Plaquenil may manifest itself with subtle disturbances of the retinal pigment epithelium which may eventually lead to complete destruction of the macula in the form of bull’s-eye maculopathy. Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of retinal toxicity from Plaquenil such as. Inability to move the eyes; increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid; joint or muscle pain; large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, and sex organs; loss of hearing; lower back or side pain; noisy breathing; painful or difficult urination; red irritated eyes; red skin lesions, often with a purple center

    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.

    Eye problems caused by plaquenil

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  4. Plaquenil can cause retinal damage which can be reversed if caught early. The damage to your eye would start with your peripheral vision which is why a thorough opthamalic exam and visual field.

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    Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil is available in generic form. What Are Side Effects of Plaquenil? Common side effects of Plaquenil include. nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps, loss of appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, dizziness, spinning sensation, headache, Some of the medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, such as prednisone a corticosteroid and Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine, can actually trigger eye problems. “Plaquenil, on rare. If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage.

     
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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. Get Involved - Arthritis Foundation Symptoms Treatments Plaquenil and dental work DailyStrength Plaquenil and surgery - Spondylitis Association of America.
     
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    I have been on the plaquenil 200 mgm for about 4 months now. What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil? RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information
     
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