Plaquenil and macular degeneration

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    Plaquenil and macular degeneration


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    Summary We study how severe was Macular degeneration, when it was recovered, drug effectiveness, race, and more among people who take Plaquenil. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,993 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from sources other than FDA, and is updated regularly. This article is from June 2011 and may contain outdated material. Download PDF. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. Macular degeneration is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Humira, and have Joint deposit

    Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. A 45-year-old black female presented with no ocular or visual complaints. However, her medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of lupus.

    Plaquenil and macular degeneration

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  5. Plaquenil-induced maculopathy is a form of retinal toxicity that is associated with long-term use of of the anti-inflammatory medication plaquenil. The drug-induced maculopathy is associated with the following risk factors Cumulative dose level of 1,000 grams of plaquenil; Patients with existing retinal or macular disease; Patients over the.

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    Aug 16, 2012 I am newly "diagnosed", though still waiting for it to be official. Haha! Anyway I was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration 7 years ago. A recent exam showed it has worsened. I have also seen 3 rheumatologists, and 2 of them say I should take Plaquenil and the risk of damage to my macula is not big enough to not take the Plaquenil. One. Aug 06, 2014 Thus, ophthalmoscopy alone is not sufficient to screen for HCQ toxicity. 7,8 That being said, a detailed anterior and posterior segment examination to assess for corneal verticillata as well as concurrent macular disease i.e. age-related macular degeneration, remains important in monitoring these patients long term. Sep 15, 2014 Hydroxychloroquine sulfate HCQ, Plaquenil is an analogue of chloroquine CQ, an antimalarial agent, used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Its use has been associated with severe retinal toxicity, requiring a discontinuation of therapy.

     
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    The page you are trying to reach is not available on our site. The page name may have changed, you may have happened upon a broken link, or the URL may be entered incorrectly. How effective is Plaquenil for Lichen planus by duration. Lichen planopilaris Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Will you have Lichen planus with Plaquenil - eHealthMe
     
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