Retinal scanner for patients on hydroxychloroquine

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    Retinal scanner for patients on hydroxychloroquine


    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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    It is known that some people who take hydroxychloroquine for more than five years and/or in high doses are at increased risk of damage to their retina, the light sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye. This is known as retinal toxicity or retinopathy. Overall, around seven patients out of every 100 taking hydroxychloroquine for more Hydroxychloroquine is dispensed in 200 mg tablets, so an “average” 70-kg patient using the common dose of 200 mg bid actually would be receiving a slight overdose according to this threshold. Nevertheless, the 200 mg bid dosage is commonly prescribed. In the United States, hydroxychloroquine is most often used for its anti-inflammatory effects in rheumatology and dermatology. Its toxic effects on the retina are seen in the macula. While early toxicity may be asymtomatic, patients with more advanced stage of toxicity may complain of color vision changes or paracentral scotomas.

    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.

    Retinal scanner for patients on hydroxychloroquine

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  3. 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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    Hydroxychloroquine and Retinal Screening Hydroxychloroquine is used routinely in the early arthritis pathway for new onset rheumatoid arthritis alongside methotrexate and is also used in connective tissue diseases. It is normally initiated by rheumatologists or dermatologists with Hydroxychloroquine is associated with long-recognized retinal toxicity. 2,3,4 The retinopathy is hallmarked by parafoveal changes within the retina. Early toxicity may be asymptomatic, detected. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. It is known that some people who take. hydroxychloroquine for more than five years and/or in high doses are at increased risk of. damage to their retina, the light sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye. This is known as. retinal toxicity or retinopathy.

     
  4. Novnick Moderator

    Chloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites in countries where malaria is common. Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity - StatPearls. Chloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - CHLOROQUINE Drug BNF content published by NICE
     
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    ive put on 45 lbs since starting this medication back in October it is January now so that’s 10lbs a month. Hair loss with hydroxychloroquine? Does anyone. - LUPUS UK Arthritis Medications and Hair Loss Arthritis Foundation Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength
     
  6. Gura777 Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Mar 17, 2019 Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye.

    Hydroxychloroquine I've just been diagnosed with. - LUPUS UK