Hydroxychloroquine and dry eyes

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  1. idler Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine and dry eyes


    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.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    I also suffer with itchy eyes and can't tolerate contact lenses. When I tried using them the really stung and my eyes would be either really dry or streaming. I put this down to my secondary sjogrens which causes dry eyes, mouth etc. Again this is something which the rheumatologist hadn't picked up on but has since confirmed. Feb 19, 2020 Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine 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. Call your doctor at once if you have A medication called hydroxychloroquine is sometimes recommended by Sjögren's syndrome specialists as a treatment for joint pain or stiffness if other methods haven't helped. But it isn't suitable for everyone and can take several months to work. It can also cause side effects such as tummy pain and feeling sick.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Hydroxychloroquine and dry eyes

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a drug designed to treat malaria, is often helpful in treating Sjogren's syndrome. Drugs that suppress the immune system, such as methotrexate Trexall, also might be prescribed. Surgery. A minor procedure to seal the tear ducts that drain tears from your eyes punctal occlusion might help relieve your dry eyes. Dry eyes and dry mouth are the most common symptoms. Your doctor may also suggest a medicine called hydroxychloroquine to treat your joint pain. It's a. On examination, a telltale sign of hydroxychloroquine toxicity is a bilateral change in the retinal pigment epithelium of the macula that gives the commonly described appearance of a bull’s-eye. This is a late finding, however, and too late for screening to be useful.

     
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    Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Types of Eye Tests and Examinations for Eye Health & Vision Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus. Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine Screening 2016 AAO.
     
  8. shkur Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK With the Plaquenil I don't think you will find much relief in such a short time on it & at half of a workable dose. I have read about people stopping P & flaring up. Those who stopped it abruptly had real problems similar to what you are experiencing. If you really need to get off it, I would taper down slowly, very slowly.

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    New Plaquenil Guidelines Apr 20, 2011 Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area.

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