Macular degeneration from plaquenil

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  1. Macular degeneration from plaquenil


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    Macular degeneration is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Humira, and have Joint deposit. My brother was dx w/macular degeneration when he was in his early 30's. It's now 16 yrs later, and no signs of blindness. So it can come early and still not due much immediate damage to eyesight. Of course he was not taking plaquenil. Macular degeneration would be an abnormal response to plaquenil. Eye disorders Irreversible retinopathy with retinal pigmentation changes bull’s eye appearance, visual field defects paracentral scotomas and visual disturbances visual acuity, maculopathies macular degeneration, decreased dark adaptation, color vision abnormalities, corneal changes edema and opacities including corneal deposition of drug with or without accompanying symptoms halo around lights, photophobia, blurred vision.

    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. : September 14, 2016 Chief complaint: Whirling and flashing lights A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years.

    Macular degeneration from plaquenil

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    Thus, ophthalmoscopy alone is not sufficient to screen for HCQ toxicity. 7,8 That being said, a detailed anterior and posterior segment examination to assess for corneal verticillata as well as concurrent macular disease i.e. age-related macular degeneration, remains important in monitoring these patients long term. The other day when I was at the opthamologist, for my visual field test for plaquenil, the assistant said I needed to be dilated because "having macular degeneration means thatyou need to be dialted every 6 months" I replied, no. I don't need to be dilated because I don't have macular degeneration. Hydroxychloroquine is a well-tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity1. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine can adversely impact the cornea, ciliary body, and retina1

     
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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Feb 19, 2020 Initial adult dosage 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. In a small percentage of patients, side effects may require temporary reduction of the initial dosage.

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    Plaquenil substitute - Things You Didn’t Know Doctors give trusted answers on uses, effects, side-effects, and cautions Dr. Namey on plaquenil substitute Plaquenil is also known as hydroxychloroquine, so the parent drug Chloroquine can be substituted. But Chloroquine has significantly higher rate of retinal toxicity, so it isn't used much anymore. Also, Plaquenil appears to effectively reduce flares in patients with lupus not.

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