Side effects of plaquenil on the cornea

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  1. Carrera Well-Known Member

    Side effects of plaquenil on the cornea


    Chloroquine is now uncommonly used in favor of its derivative hydroxychloroquine. In the United States, hydroxychloroquine is most often used for its anti-inflammatory effects in rheumatology and dermatology.

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    Plaquenil can produce pigment changes in the macula of the retina. The retina is the part of the back of the eye that you see with. The macula is the central part of the retina responsible for central fine vision. With Plaquenil related toxicity, the pigment in the macula can change and alter vision by producing blurring and distortion of objects. Sep 13, 2019 Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress. It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects.

    While early toxicity may be asymtomatic, patients with more advanced stage of toxicity may complain of color vision changes or paracentral scotomas. Its toxic effects on the retina are seen in the macula.

    Side effects of plaquenil on the cornea

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  5. Hydroxychloroquine is a well-tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity1. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine can adversely impact the cornea, ciliary body, and retina1

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    SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine Aug 29, 2014 This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. The side effect that is of greatest concern is retinal toxicity.

     
  6. MikeDell Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications. Medication for Bipolar Depression - The Two Secrets You Must. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions.
     
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    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic. Coronavirus and Arthritis What You Need to Know Arthritis. Plaquenil a possible treatment for Coronovirus.
     
  8. Alaven Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic Sore throat sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth sticking out of the tongue stomach pain swelling of the feet or lower legs swollen or painful glands trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs unusual behavior unusual bleeding or bruising

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  9. Vadim O. Well-Known Member

    Malaria - Chapter 4 - 2020 Yellow Book Travelers' Health. For destinations where chloroquine-sensitive malaria is present, in addition to mosquito avoidance measures, the many effective prophylaxis options include chloroquine, atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, and tafenoquine. In countries where there is predominantly P. vivax, primaquine is an additional option.

    Chloroquine Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum Malaria.