Eye problems on hydroxychloroquine

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  1. Troitsa New Member

    Eye problems on hydroxychloroquine


    In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias (joint pain), dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    Visual problems. There is a small risk that hydroxychloroquine can damage your retina part of the eye, and this increases with long-term use and higher dosage. Your doctor will advise you on a safe dose to take according to your weight, and you will need to have regular monitoring of your eyes. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine-related eye problems were once considered rare, but better detection methods now show that they occur in about 7 percent of patients. The risk increases with a higher dose and longer therapy. Vision risks. Hydroxychloroquine is dosed according to body weight.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Eye problems on hydroxychloroquine

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  7. In rare cases, hydroxychloroquine can cause visual changes or loss of vision. Such vision problems are more likely to occur in individuals taking high doses for many years, individuals 60 years or older, or those with significant kidney disease. At the recommended dose, development of visual problems due to the medication is rare.

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    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years. She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 200mg bid 6.5mg/kg for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to. 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.

     
  8. Palma Moderator

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine - brand name list from Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions - LUPUS UK Buying Plaquenil - Brand & Generic Plaquenil Canada Drugs
     
  9. Zo0oMGo0oG New Member

    Plaquenil causing mood changes and depression? Jan 12, 2014 These can affect your mood, but also your vitamin levels which could contribute to anxiety and depression. You might ask to have your Vit D and B12 checked, also sodium when mine is low it feels like an anxiety attack. You could purchase a small light box inexpensive and use it to increase the spectrum of light.

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  10. milfovoxasaqw XenForo Moderator

    DMARDs Arthritis Foundation Benefits Hydroxychloroquine is a relatively safe medicine that is used to treat mild rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for complications of lupus. It is also used for complications of lupus. Risks Hydroxychloroquine has few side effects, but nausea and diarrhea may occur when you first start taking the drug.

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