Plaquenil eye damage symptoms

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  1. FankeR New Member

    Plaquenil eye damage symptoms


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    Plaquenil is a drug used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosis. It is a very good drug and gives many patients significant relief from their symptoms. Plaquenil related eye complications are not common. Plaquenil can produce pigment changes in the macula of the retina. Symptoms. Over time, Plaquenil can accumulate in the retina and cause permanent irreversible damage to the center of vision. The classic retinal changes appear as a “bull’s eye” area of discoloration of the central part of the retina. Symptoms of Plaquenil toxicity are similar to other macular problems and may include The characteristics of patients which may increase of developing toxicity symptoms while taking Plaquenil include an age of more than 60 years old, having renal or hepatic insufficiency or any existing macular degeneration and retinal disease 1.

    Some diseases treated with Plaquenil include: Plaquenil lowers your immune system’s ability to cause inflammation. This type of disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissue.

    Plaquenil eye damage symptoms

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  4. Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so the medication can be stopped if toxicity occurs.

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    Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following blurred vision or other vision changes. ringing in your ears or hearing loss. angioedema, or rapid swelling of your skin. hives. mild or severe bronchospasm that causes trouble breathing. sore throat. unusual bleeding or bruising. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. This means many people taking Plaquenil for RA are taking a dose of 400mg a day or higher. Pigment deposits in the retina can cause vision changes, according to Steven Ofner, M. D. of Eugene Oregon Eye Care. Signs of retinal damage include blurry or distorted vision, flashes of light or floaters, or loss of night vision.

     
  5. kotomish User

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  7. Erik Moderator

    Plaquenil for fatigue and pain DailyStrength Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem, autoimmune disorder. It is a disabling and painful condition which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.

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