Ocular follow-up in regards to hydroxychloroquine

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    Ocular follow-up in regards to hydroxychloroquine


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    We use cookies to offer you a better experience, personalize content, tailor advertising, provide social media features, and better understand the use of our services. Hydroxychloroquine is a well tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine negatively impacts the cornea, ciliary body, and retina. Uncontrolled eye movements unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination vomiting Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Ocular follow-up in regards to hydroxychloroquine

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  3. Chloroquine CQ and hydroxycholorquine HCQ have been used widely for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other similar inflammatory diseases since the early 50s. They remain the treatment of choice for many patients even today. Significant, either reversible or irreversible central visual loss associated with the drugs is very rare, but an important side effect that can warrant.

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    More importantly, it has repositioned hydroxychloroquine from one of the safest medications that rheumatologists use to a drug that can have potentially significant ocular morbidity if used in doses greater than 5 mg per kilogram and or for prolonged periods of time. Or others that may be determined, annual eye examination is recommended without the 5 year 61 gap. If any abnormality is detected by Humphrey 10-2 testing or retinal examination, follow up 62 with the previously mentioned objective testing is imperative. 63 64 If toxicity is suspected or demonstrated, ideally the HCQ should be stopped. Ocular toxicity of HCQ ranges from a non-significant keratopathy to a potentially blinding retinopathy 6, 7. There has been uncertainty concerning the risk factors for ocular toxicity and the appropriate methodology for assessing whether or not it is present. This review provides an update of our current understanding of these issues.

     
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  5. rifat Well-Known Member

    In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug. Seroquel Oral Interactions with Other Medication Trintellix and Alcohol / Food Interactions - Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria
     
  6. j-kga XenForo Moderator

    Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks.

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses