Chloroquine retinopathy mechanism

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  1. Pitbull777 Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine retinopathy mechanism


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Apr 02, 2019 Mechanism of Action. Chloroquine is an antimalarial agent. While the drug can inhibit certain enzymes, its effect is believed to result, at least in part, from its interaction with DNA. However, the mechanism of plasmodicidal action of chloroquine is not completely certain. Activity in vitro and in vivo Definitions of retinopathy vary between studies, in part reflecting the increasing sensitivity offered by novel screening modalities. The data available does, however, suggest that HCQ retinopathy remains rare ∼0.1–0.7% overall, but increasing with duration of treatment, and HCQ-associated BEM is very rare ∼0.1% 54, 55. Excluded were 654 patients 18.8% who were screened only by fundus examination photography or ophthalmoscopy and 348 patients 10.0% who had no evidence of screening. Also excluded were 119 patients 3.4% with prior chloroquine use or significant retinal comorbidity, such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular 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.

    Chloroquine retinopathy mechanism

    Chloroquine Retinopathy Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment., Hydroxychloroquine-related retinal toxicity Rheumatology.

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  3. It has been detected in the plasma, red blood cells, and urine of patients 5 years after their last known ingestion. 27 This prolonged presence may account for the rare cases of delayed onset of chloroquine retinopathy seen up to 7 years or longer after discontinuation. 28, 29. The precise mechanism of chloroquine-mediated retinal toxicity is.

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    Mechanism of Action. Chloroquine is an antimalarial agent. While the drug can inhibit certain enzymes, its effect is believed to result, at least in part, from its interaction with DNA. However, the mechanism of plasmodicidal action of chloroquine is not completely certain. Activity in vitro and in vivo Side effectsManagementGoalsMechanismPrognosisPathophysiologyToxicityPreventionInteractionsGeneticsPurposeMedical usesAnalysisResearchDiagnosisSecurityResourcesContraindications Disease EntityDiagnosisManagementAdditional ResourcesReferences

     
  4. mailfox User

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling. Chloroquine - Wikipedia Aralen Chloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.
     
  5. Black_joker XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil is also known as hydroxychloroquine, so the parent drug Chloroquine can be substituted. Allergic to Plaquenil. What now? lupus - reddit Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Has anyone been on C-Quinicrin? It is an alternative to Plaquenil/ - Lupus
     
  6. LePReZeNT XenForo Moderator

    Treatment of Malaria – Malaria Site Chloroquine is the ONLY drug used for P. vivax malaria, because resistance to chloroquine in P. vivax malaria is almost unknown in most countries. In most parts of the world, P. falciparum is resistant to chloroquine, and the recommended treatment is artemisinin bases combinations.

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  7. J_SABER New Member

    Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Aug 14, 2017 Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term.

    Common Plaquenil side effects a study from FDA data - eHealthMe