Is plaquenil retinal toxicity reversible

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  1. RonaldZ Guest

    Is plaquenil retinal toxicity reversible


    The most common side effect associated with its use is retinal toxicity, which may be irreversible. Therefore, it is pertinent to know the findings, risk factors, and screening tests necessary to prevent retinal damage.

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    The reader's question and comment prompted me to do a little more research on the question of whether plaquenil toxicity was reversible which led me to the results of this study, which was published in JAMA Opthamology Jan 2011-- the same month and year as the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation article was published. The study authors concluded "Sustained visual improvement following cessation of drug therapy was not observed in any patient in this series, and our identification of 6 patients. Plaquenil toxicity isn’t even in the top 10, or the top 100” if you’re looking at incidence, he said. “It’s a pretty rare thing.” Nevertheless, he urged doctors to master the Academy’s new guidelines, because the effects from chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, when they do occur, are severe and often irreversible. Jan 18, 2019 Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil was originally used to treat malaria and is now used mostly to treat rheumatological and dermatological diseases. Its most frequent use now is for Rheumatoid Arthritis RA and Lupus and is often very effective in mitigating the joint and arthritic symptoms these diseases can cause.

    During the first five years of use, the rate of toxicity was found to be 0.7%, rising significantly to more than 1% after five to seven years of use. The prevalence of retinal toxicity has varied among different studies.

    Is plaquenil retinal toxicity reversible

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  4. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Lyons emphasizes the importance of annual screening and says that, although annual screening is recommended for everyone taking Plaquenil, it is imperative for people who have been taking the medication for more than 10 years, who have a higher incidence of retinal toxicity. This condition does not cause symptoms and is reversible with cessation of the medication. The finding of corneal verticillata bares no correlation with retinal toxicity and is not an indication to stop the medication. The hallmark of hydroxychloroquine toxicity is bilateral pigmentary retinopathy. Patients with early retinal findings are often asymptomatic despite having subtle paracentral scotomas. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. While today it is used to treat autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, it was originally used as an anti-malaria drug.

     
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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. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic Trochanteric Bursitis Causes, Treatment, and Exercises
     
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    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling. Nigerians React To Use Of Chloroquine For Fighting.
     
  7. Chloroquine - Wikipedia Chloroquine is a medication used to prevent and to treat malaria in areas where malaria is known to be sensitive to its effects. Certain types of malaria, resistant strains, and complicated cases typically require different or additional medication. It is also occasionally used for amebiasis that is occurring outside the intestines, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus. It is taken by mouth. Common side effects include muscle problems, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and skin rash. Serious

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    Plaquenil 200mg Film-coated Tablets - Patient Information Leaflet PIL. This is because Plaquenil can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Plaquenil works. In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following The following medicines may increase the chance of you getting side effects when taken with Plaquenil

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