Eye exam when taking plaquenil

Discussion in 'Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil' started by littlekpoxa, 04-Mar-2020.

  1. mamaychik New Member

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil


    Hi Jennie, I just get an annual check and advise the optician that i'm on plaquenil and other meds and ask them check that there is no deterioration to my retinas when doing my eye test. I have had a dye put in on two occassions and to date other than light sensitivity due to other conditions i have had no deterioration or increase in my prescription in 14 years.

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    If you take Plaquenil, here is when to see an ophthalmologist Before Plaquenil treatment begins. You will have a "baseline" eye exam. Once a year while taking Plaquenil. After five years of Plaquenil treatment, when retina damage is likely to begin. SIDE is rare. It is recommended that you have an eye exam EFFECTS HOW TO TAKE IT Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200mg or 400mg per day 5 mg per kg of actual body weight. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is also recommended to be Older adults may require more frequent eye exams while taking this drug to monitor for signs of vision damage. For children This drug can be dangerous to children. Accidentally swallowing even 4.

    I wear varifocals and have done for years but my night vision is appalling, very blurred with or without my glasses. I have heard of one other person whose eyes were effected by the Plaquenil, and they had to come off it and the eyes did improve. To my knowledge the chances of anything occuring are remote and I have not encountered anyone who has had a problem due to plaquenil. I have got an opthalmologist appointment at the hospital on the 14th of this month because in the last 6 months I have noticed problems with my eyes, whether it is the plaquenil or not is yet to be discovered.

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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    Plaquenil-induced toxicity usually will not occur before five years of taking the drug. “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. Plaquenil is a drug routinely prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Plaquenil has long been associated with retinal toxicity which can lead to vision loss. In particular it affects the macular region of the retina which is responsible for central vision. Multifocal Electroretinopathy measures electrical responses of various cell types in the retina. It is thought that although the bull’s eye seen on ophthalmic exam represents a disruption of the pigmented part of the retina, it is the photoreceptors that are the targets of hydroxychloroquine toxicity.

     
  6. Captain1974 Moderator

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    Chloroquine is an anti-malaria medicine that works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Quinine and chloroquine - Medicine Quinine - Wikipedia Chloroquine phosphate C18H32ClN3O8P2 - PubChem
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term. Sep 13, 2019 Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine 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

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