Plaquenil retina toxicity

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  1. bzkalexa New Member

    Plaquenil retina toxicity


    In this article, new recommendations were made that changed the previous monitoring paradigm. More importantly, it has repositioned hydroxychloroquine from one of the safest medications that rheumatologists use to a drug that can have potentially significant ocular morbidity (if used in doses greater than 5 mg per kilogram and or for prolonged periods of time).

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    AT A GLANCE • Long-term use of hydroxychloroquine sulfate may result in parafoveal retinal toxicity. • No single imaging platform can confirm the presence of hydroxychloroquine toxicity, but a combination of imaging tests can provide ample evidence for diagnosis. Nov 01, 2015 H ydroxychloroquine HCQ; Plaquenil, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ is an antimalarial agent that is also commonly used as a treatment for a variety of rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The most common side effect associated with its use is retinal toxicity, which may be. Once retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine occurs, it is thought that the retinal changes are permanent and the disease can progress even if hydroxychloroquine is stopped for 1 to 3 years. Newer techniques for evaluation of retinal disease have been developed and these techniques can detect retinal toxicity earlier.

    The previous AAO guideline recommended screening every 12 months. It has become fairly common practice for most rheumatologists to recommend that patients being treated with hydroxychloroquine be seen for formal visual field evaluation once or twice a year to monitor for retinal toxicity.

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    Chloroquine retinopathy, is a form of toxic retinopathy damage of the retina caused by the drugs chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, which are sometimes used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus eye toxicity limits long-term use of the drugs. Although it is not possible to predict which patients will develop retinal toxicity, high-risk characteristics include the following daily dose greater than 400 mg or, in people of short stature, a daily dosage over 6.5 mg/kg ideal body weight or total cumulative dose of more than 1,000 g. After seeing MANY professionals including a neurologist, a retinal specialist, neuro-ophthalmologist, and undergoing MANY different tests, she was diagnosed with Plaquenil toxicity. She does have field of vision loss, mostly on things that are close up. She took Plaquenil for almost five years before having any symptoms.

     
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