Plaquenil retinal testing guidelines

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  1. mrbriz Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil retinal testing guidelines


    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg bid (6.5mg/kg) for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation.

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    New Screening Guidelines for Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity Experts explain their role in clinical practice. March 1, 2011. and potentially progressive, retinal toxicity for which no effective treatment exists. Objective changes typically precede complaints of visual loss. and that ancillary testing is important in screening for early disease. The guidelines recommend starting annual screening after 5 years unless additional risk factors are present that include small stature, obesity, liver or kidney disease, and retinal disease. In these cases, test on an annual basis from the start. Symptoms and SignsMechanism of ToxicityMedication DosageRisk For ToxicityMonitoring GuidelinesConclusion

    Review of systems: Blurred vision, halos, dry eye, dry mouth, gastroesophageal reflux, joint pain Pupils: Reactive to light in each eye from 5 mm in the dark to 2 mm in the light. Extraocular movements: Full, both eyes (OU) Confrontation visual fields: Full OU Intra-ocular pressure The optic nerves appeared healthy with a 0.3 cup-to-disc ratio. Past Ocular History: None Medical History: Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, supraventricular tachycardia, anxiety, depression, peptic ulcer disease Medications: prednisone, methotrexate, amitriptyline, ranitidine, estradiol, tizanidine, diltiazem, Restasis Allergies: codeine, droperidol Family History: heart disease, arthritis, cancer Social History: occasional alcohol but no tobacco or intravenous drug use.

    Plaquenil retinal testing guidelines

    Retinal Screening for Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil., Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity - StatPearls.

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  5. Newer guidelines state that daily dose 5mg/kg of real weight/day can lead to toxicity. Retinal toxicity is irreversible and can progress after cessation of hydroxychloroquine, thus early screening is important to limit potential vision loss. Baseline screening and annual screening after five years is recommended.

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    Currently, one of the primary functional screening tests recommended for the evaluation of Plaquenil retinal toxicity is 10-2 white stimulus automated visual fields; however, research shows Asian patients benefited from 24-2 or 30-2 visual fields, given that toxicity often manifests changes beyond the macula in these patients. 9 Because spectral-domain optical coherence tomography SD-OCT is readily accessible and able to detect early structural damage prior to clinical funduscopic findings. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. 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. Rheumatologists use hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil, Concordia Pharmaceuticals to treat autoimmune diseases, namely discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, and malaria. When taken at high doses and for long durations, hydroxychloroquine has been known to cause parafoveal retinal toxicity.

     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
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