Plaquenil eye damage

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  1. bkot Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil eye damage


    It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

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    The most important affect of Plaquenil on your eye is to damage the retina at the back of your eye. Fortunately, this is very uncommon and generally only occurs in patients on high doses or patients with bad kidney function. This means many people taking Plaquenil for RA are taking a dose of 400mg a day or higher. Pigment deposits in the retina can cause vision changes, according to Steven Ofner, M. D. of Eugene Oregon Eye Care. Signs of retinal damage include blurry or distorted vision, flashes of light or floaters, or loss of night vision. Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so the medication can be stopped if toxicity occurs. In doing those tests once a year we.

    For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too.

    Plaquenil eye damage

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  7. The overall prevalence of toxicity in this group was 7.5% with a wide variation in daily dose and duration of use. Beyond this point the risk increases sharply to 20% after 20 years 7. The risk is lower with a lower dose however there is no true safe dosage for longer duration of use.

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    Plaquenil Toxicity. Edmonton Plaquenil Screening Protocol. There are several medications that are helpful in managing the problems associated with diseases such as lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory and dermatologic conditions. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. 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

     
  8. Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling. Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
  9. werdi Moderator

    I don't know if I'm getting paranoid, or finally realizing that there are often connections to off the wall symptoms with lupus and AI issues. It finally subsided today, so i didn't press my luck. I have had problems with my left ear since about a year after I was diagnosed. My outer ear feels hard and hurts to touch it, but no noticeable(sp? But we each respond to meds differently and it become a trial and error process. I too have this ear pain and never related it to Lupus, and cannot remember if the mouth sores were present at the time i have the ear pain. the side of my face will be sore to the touch, and ache, and my ear hurts, and sometimes there is sore throat. to be able to eat in peace and without pain would be wonderful. I went to the Ent on Friday and am currently waiting for Blood work to come back to see if i have it. I dont have it today but usually have it a few times a week. I have pain in my ears mostly in the left but sometimes it will happen in both. Plaquenil Drug and Medication User Reviews on RxList Ear pain Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.
     
  10. kaktys User

    Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments.

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  11. tatty27 Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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