Eye exam before starting the plaquenil

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  1. kostik122 New Member

    Eye exam before starting the plaquenil


    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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    Hydroxychloroquine is a relatively safe medication but it is recommended to have regular monitoring by an ophthalmologist eye doctor while taking this drug. Before you begin taking Plaquenil, tell you doctor your complete medical history including any eye problems that may have come from other aminoquinolines other antimalarial drugs such. Notify your eye doctor when you are on this medication so regular visual screening tests can be performed. If you are pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or lactating, please discuss this with your doctor before taking this medication. However, hydroxycholorquine has been shown to be safe during pregnancy and breast feeding. I was told from the start by my rheumatologist I would have to have eye exams including visual field exams every six months due to the plaquenil therapy. My first two exams did include these tests. But my next six month appointment is coming up, and they told me I didn't need the visual field test this time so the appointment would be shorter.

    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.

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  4. Remember, any patient who is at a high risk for Plaquenil toxicity should be examined on an annual basis following the baseline exam. The goal of monitoring/screening is to identify early macular damage prior to irreversible vision loss or even before visible signs of bull’s eye maculopathy.

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    Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools. Tell all of your health care providers that you take Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. A severe eye problem has happened with Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. This may lead to lasting eyesight problems. The risk may be higher if you have some types of eye or kidney problems. Good question. Back on nov 5 i think it was i felt there was a really good discussion about hydroxychlorouine & eye tests here. One of us posted detailed info about her experience & the different types of eye test anyone on plaquenil etc would probably be best to have, and the frequency.

     
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  6. Dave_Scream Moderator

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses What Is Plaquenil? Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Plaquenil is available in generic form. What Are Side Effects of Plaquenil?

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  7. torin33 XenForo Moderator

    Atovaquone-proguanil exposure in pregnancy and risk for. Chloroquine CQ and mefloquine MQ are recommended for chemoprophylaxis in pregnancy, but are not always suitable. Atovaquone-proguanil AP might be a viable option for malaria prevention in pregnancy, but more safety data are needed.

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