Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

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  1. dzychenko Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy


    It may have both an anti-spirochaete activity and an anti-inflammatory activity, similar to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. And caution is required if patients have certain heart conditions, diabetes, psoriasis etc.

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    Guidelines on screening for retinopathy associated with hydroxychloroquine toxicity were initially published by the Academy in 2002. These guidelines were updated in February of this year, given the emergence of more sensitive diagnostic techniques and the recognition that risk of toxicity from years of hydroxychloroquine use is greater than. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ trade name, Plaquenil and chloroquine CQ trade name, Aralen are drugs established in the treatment of autoimmune disease and skin disorders, but are also emerging as a treatment option in oncology and paediatric inflammatory disorders. Chloroquine retinopathy, is a form of toxic retinopathy caused by the drugs chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, which are sometimes used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. This eye toxicity limits long-term use of the drugs.

    For prolonged treatment of lupus or arthritis, adverse effects include the acute symptoms, plus altered eye pigmentation, acne, anaemia, bleaching of hair, blisters in mouth and eyes, blood disorders, convulsions, vision difficulties, diminished reflexes, emotional changes, excessive coloring of the skin, hearing loss, hives, itching, liver problems or liver failure, loss of hair, muscle paralysis, weakness or atrophy, nightmares, psoriasis, reading difficulties, tinnitus, skin inflammation and scaling, skin rash, vertigo, weight loss, and occasionally urinary incontinence. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea. For short-term treatment of acute malaria, adverse effects can include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, heart problems, reduced appetite, headache, nausea and vomiting.

    Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

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  7. Diagnosis Hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity Discussion. Chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil HCQ have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus 1.

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    A risk factor for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine retinotoxicity is a daily dose that exceeds 5.0 mg of drug per kg of body weight. The tool on the right simply calculates this threshold based on a ppatient’s real body weight. It’s important to understand that the daily dose is only one risk factor for plaquenil retinotoxicity. The recommended dose for hydroxychloroquine is 6.5 mg/kg lean body weight per day.4 In their prospective study of 73 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine for at least 18 months, Morsman et al reported one case of possible toxic retinopathy—and this patient had received twice the recommended daily dose.5 In a retrospective study of 82. Some patients, toxicity may first present as pericentral retinopathy and thus requires screening outside the macula. We assume chloroquine retinopathy follows a similar course as hydroxychloroquine retinopathy and so these guidelines also apply to patients taking chloroquine therapy.

     
  8. Marina T Guest

    Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone) Adults: 1 adult tablet daily. History of antimalarials Medicines for Malaria Venture Mefloquine and doxycycline the facts Health - Lonely. Compare Chloroquine vs Mefloquine -
     
  9. Vittim Guest

    DMARDs & Psoriatic Arthritis National Psoriasis Foundation Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. once a day. It may take many months before seeing benefits. Side effects include vision changes blurring, halos around lights and sensitivity to light, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. the most commonly prescribed antimalarial. The use of Plaquenil may cause a severe flare of psoriasis.

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  10. Svetlanka23 Moderator

    Plaquenil Interactions - Antibiotics Home Page This could increase your risk for side effects or decrease the effectiveness of the medicines. To help prevent potentially negative Plaquenil drug interactions, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking before starting Plaquenil.

    The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil