Ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine

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    Ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine


    Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects.

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    Hydroxychloroquine sulfate HCQ, Plaquenil is an analogue of chloroquine CQ, an antimalarial agent, used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Its use has been associated with severe retinal toxicity, requiring a discontinuation of therapy. Objectives To review the types, incidence, pathogenesis, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of hydroxychloroquine ocular toxicity and current views about its screening and management. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is a known retinal toxin, and the effects are irreversible. Fortunately, most patients taking this drug do not experience side effects at the dosages usually prescribed.

    Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine: Incidence not known Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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    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. Unfortunately, cessation of Plaquenil intake may not be a remedy since not infrequently, patients will develop objective evidence of progression despite discontinuation of the drug. Thus, the possibility of toxicity should not be disregarded and close monitoring of the ocular findings is required. Hydroxychloroquine can cause ocular toxicity, with the most serious being an irreversible retinopathy. At the present time, no "gold standard" exists for identification of the ocular toxicity.

     
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    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects. Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision Conditions Plaquenil-related Eye Problems Eugene Eye Care Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -
     
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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs In rare cases, Plaquenil can cause cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. If you're taking Plaquenil for an autoimmune condition, your symptoms should begin to improve after a few.

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    How much alcohol is safe with methotrexate? - RheumDoctor Methotrexate can potentially cause inflammation of the liver. So technically, it’s probably not a good idea to drink any alcohol while taking methotrexate. That being said, drinking one standard glass of alcohol once a week probably is safe. This is a bit of a touchy subject, and you should discuss this more with your doctor.

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