Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Download PDF Drug-induced ocular side effects are back in the spotlight, thanks to the Academy’s revision of its recommendations on screening for retinal toxicity from chloroquine and its analogue hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil). Trade name chloroquine Chloroquine functional groups A number of drugs may cause adverse retinal complications. A common one is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Sanofi-Aventis See “Tackle Toxicity,” https//bit.ly/2OOWrLS. Here, I discuss drug-induced conditions of the retina. CRYSTALLINE RETINOPATHY. Refractile crystalline deposits in the retina may indicate drug toxicity. Feb 19, 2020 Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is a colorless crystalline solid, soluble in water to at least 20 percent; chemically the drug is 2-4-7-Chloro-4-quinolylaminopentylethylamino ethanol sulfate 11. PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets contain 200 mg hydroxychloroquine sulfate, equivalent to 155 mg base, and are for oral administration. Sep 13, 2019 Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some. “Rick” Fraunfelder, MD, director of the Registry and associate professor of ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. There are hundreds of drugs with potential retinal toxicity—so many that the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects doesn’t stratify them by incidence or effect, said Frederick W. Retinal deposits plaquenil Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity Practice., Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Hydroxychloroquine gastrointestinal side effectsFlu shot and plaquenilPlaquenil maculopathy dosage Lights, photophobia, are fairly common, but reversible. Corneal deposits may appear as early as three weeks following initiation of therapy. The incidence of corneal changes and visual side effects appears to be considerably lower with hydroxychloroquine than with chloroquine. C. Retina Macula PLAQUENIL®. Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term -. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dosing, indications.. Sometimes Plaquenil can also deposit in the tissues of the body and cause the skin to take on a greenish tone. Dry skin Loss of appetite Abdominal bloating Upset stomach Stomach cramps Retinal damage There is a small chance that retinal damage will occur while taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil or chloroquine Aralen. Ocular Surgery News The American Academy of Ophthalmology has published several dosing and screening recommendations for hydroxychloroquine to avoid potential retinal toxicity, yet some patients. Rarely plaquenil can have toxic effects on the retina. If the daily dose of plaquenil exceeds the body's ability to clear out the medication then it can leave deposits in different tissues of the body, particularly the underlay beneath the central vision part of the retina macula.