Plaquenil vision changes

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    Plaquenil vision changes


    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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    A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years. 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. Diagnosis Hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity Discussion. Chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil HCQ have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus 1. Plaquenil can cause serious vision problems that aren't always reversible. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in vision or if you've ever had vision changes while taking.

    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.

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    Retinopathy can lead to sight loss so it’s important that you keep your doctor informed of any changes you experience in your vision. If you are using Plaquenil, The Wellish Vision Institute recommends regular eye exams to help catch any change that may be subtly occurring. Ocular side effects of anti-rheumatic medications what a rheumatologist should know. photophobia and central vision changes may occur. daily dosage is thought to be the most important factor in the development of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. 110 The great majority of case reports of hydroxychloroquine toxicity occurred in individuals. Feb 20, 2018 Focus on Eyes Long-term Plaquenil intake can affect your vision. Taking high doses or long-term treatment of Plaquenil, an anti-malaria drug used to treat lupus, can lead to vision problems.

     
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    : 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. Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ Retinopathy after long term, standard doses of. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy — implications of research.
     
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    Chloroquine - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses Chloroquine phosphate tablets should not be used in these conditions unless the benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risks. Usage in Pregnancy Usage of Chloroquine during pregnancy should be avoided except in the prophylaxis or treatment of malaria when the benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

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  8. Americano New Member

    Stopping plaquenil. DailyStrength Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 8-9 months and thought that it was not helping me because I still have a fair amount of joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain and so many other issues.

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