Eye problems on hydroxychloroquine

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    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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    Obtain a baseline eye exam within the first year of starting hydroxychloroquine to document any complicating eye problem. Annual screening beginning after 5 years of use. Sooner if there are major risk factors. Check the dose of hydroxychloroquine based on your weight at your doctor’s appointment. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. If you do, your risk of eye problems will. 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.

    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.

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  3. 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.

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    Hearing problems, such as ringing or ticking in the ears, or hearing changes Plaquenil may have toxic effects on your inner ear Loss of balance, coordination, room spinning, or other vertigo. 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. Your eye care provider can examine the macula and detect subtle changes before you begin to notice any symptoms of problems. As a result, all patients taking plaquenil should have an examination approximately every six months. The macula should be examined through a dilated pupil. The incidence of Plaquenil related macular problems increases when approaching a dose of 600 to 700 mg. per day.

     
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