Plaquenil and eye problems

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    Plaquenil and eye problems


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    There is no Vision problems reported by people who take Plaquenil yet. This review analyzes which people have Vision problems with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from Food and Drug Administration FDA, and is updated regularly. eHealthMe has been monitoring drugs since 2008. I have been on plaquenil for a while now and have started to have blurred vision. I have been to my eye doc. twice and all tests are normal. Should I continue to take it, I know that it can cause eye problems but my doc. says that it is very rare. Alot of the concerns are related to the problems caused by chloroquine, the predecesor to hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. It was much more toxic to the retina and much more likely to cause permanent visual problems. Hydroxychloroquine, on the other hand, is much less toxic to the retina and there have been fewer reported eye problems.

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception.

    Plaquenil and eye problems

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  6. In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias joint pain, dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.”

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    Patients with retinal changes may be asymptomatic initially, or may have scotomatous vision with paracentral, pericentral ring types, temporal scotomas, and abnormal color vision.-Corneal changes including edema and opacities can be symptomless or may cause disturbances such as haloes, blurring of vision or photophobia. They may be transient. This toxicity affects a part of the eye called the retina and can lead to color blindness and even loss of vision. An ophthalmologist eye specialist often can detect changes in the retina that suggest toxicity before serious damage occurs. Therefore, regular eye examinations, even when there are no symptoms, are mandatory. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes.

     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil and dizziness - Plaquenil and dizziness? Updated Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.
     
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    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Feb 19, 2020 loss of appetite, weight loss; mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable; skin rash or itching; or; hair loss. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Chloroquine - FDA prescribing information, side effects.