Alternative to plaquenil that doesn't harm eyes

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  1. Petka New Member

    Alternative to plaquenil that doesn't harm eyes


    Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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    I to have been taking plaquenil for at least 6 to 8 months not sure a lil lupie lol anyway and i do feel a difference in my eyes plus my liver enzymes are up i believe that the highest is 47 and mines is 48 the doc says not dangerously high but we need to keep an eye on it. im not sure but i thought that the enzymes were up cuz of the prednisone but now ill have to ask the doc. i too want. Retinal damage from Plaquenil is extremely rare when doses do not exceed the maximum recommended which is about 3 mgs per lb/ 6.5 mgs per kilo of IDEAL body weight and when the patient has no liver or kidney problems. Since doses are cumulative the risk increases with time - 10 years is usually quoted. Although they are uncommon, Plaquenil has side effects that may affect your eyes. Plaquenil and Your Eyes In some people, Plaquenil can cause a condition called hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, often referred to as bulls-eye maculopathy.

    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    Alternative to plaquenil that doesn't harm eyes

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  6. Quinacrine Atabrine Quinacrine is another alternative, but it is prescribed less often because it can sometimes cause a yellow discoloration of the skin. It is sometimes given in addition to hydroxychloroquine if the Plaquenil on its own is not adequately managing symptoms.

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    One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. Plaquenil Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity INFREQUENT side effects. If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression. A Disorder Of The Retina Of The Eye; Substitutes and alternatives to Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine for uses like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and Malaria

     
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