Plaquenil and vision

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  1. leviaf Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil and vision


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    This sort of retinal damage may result in patchy loss of central vision or patchy loss of vision just close to the centre of your vision. There are a number of other much less important side effects of Plaquenil, including changes in the cornea and changes in the eyelids. I was wondering if anyone experienced blurry vision on Plaquenil. I have been on Plaquenil for about a month. Every now and then I notice some of the words on the television are blurry, then there are other times my eyes are fine. Should this be a big concern? I As a precaution, people treated with Plaquenil should get a baseline eye exam before or soon after starting the drug and visit an eye doctor ophthalmologist annually. Long term plaquenil users on high doses will need to monitor eye health regularly to prevent retinal toxicity from long-term use.

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

    Plaquenil and vision

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  6. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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    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. May 03, 2010 I have been on plaquenil for a while now and have started to have blurred vision. I have been to my eye doc. twice and all tests are normal. Should I continue to take it, I know that it can cause eye problems but my doc. says that it is very rare. Patients should be warned about driving and operating machinery since PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets can impair accommodation and cause blurring of vision. If the condition is not self-limiting, dosage may need to be temporarily reduced. Malaria

     
  7. Doc Spoc Guest

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a medication that has been used for many years to help musculoskeletal symptoms and fatigue in patients with autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjögren’s. Plaquenil - Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Healthboards - Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Plaquenil and.
     
  8. Spamzor User

    Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Rheumatoid Arthritis at. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "Hi, I was taking the generic form of plaquenil for over 10 years for rheumatoid arthritis. It took a few weeks to see it work but what a change for the better. It took a few weeks to see it work but what a change for the better.

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  9. Olorin Well-Known Member

    Origins and implications of neglect of G6PD deficiency and. Screening for G6PD deficiency thus seemed pointless and was not routinely done by the US Army until about 2006. During the 1960s, primaquine therapy against relapse was routinely administered without knowing G6PD status of the patient. Providers were warned to be alert to the risk of haemolytic anaemia and to stop dosing with onset of signs.

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