Plaquenil toxicity bull's eye maculopathy

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  1. infinitylab New Member

    Plaquenil toxicity bull's eye maculopathy


    Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use (at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d.), its visual impact can be devastating.

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    Plaquenil Toxicity - Bulls Eye Maculopathy 575 views 70-year-old woman with systemic Lupus erythematosus and clotting problems. She was on the Plaquenil for about eight years and then off the Plaquenil for the last eight years because she developed macular toxicity. Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil Sanofi-Aventis, is an antimalarial drug that has gained widespread use in treating various autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. 1 By some estimates, more than 150,000 patients are on long-term therapy with this medication in America alone. 2 Retinal toxicity associated with HCQ use is. SHIRI SHULMAN, MD. 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.

    Initially, central visual acuity may be unaffected, but the patient may notice related paracentral scotomas that often interfere with reading. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy (ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area).

    Plaquenil toxicity bull's eye maculopathy

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  7. In early toxicity there are no visible signs, but field, OCT and mfERG changes can be detected. If abnormalities are present only unilaterally, investigate other causes besides hydroxychloroquine toxicity see “Differential Diagnosis of Bull’s-Eye Maculopathy”. Mechanism of Toxicity

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    The presence of bull’s-eye maculopathy indicates the disease has been progressing for years, resulting in foveal thinning and likely vision loss. 8 SD-OCT is a highly sensitive and reproducible imaging modality used in the detection of Plaquenil retinal toxicity. The preferential loss of photoreceptor IS/OS junction makes SD-OCT an ideal tool. Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area. Plaquenil Toxicity both Eyes - Partial Bull's Eye - Discontinued 6 Years ago SD-OCT Spectral domain optical coherence tomography 1098 views 82-year-old woman was on Plaquenil from 1976 from 2005, 200 mg a day. It was discontinued because of abnormal visual fields 6 years ago.

     
  8. polondom.com New Member

    This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with chloroquine. Chloroquine, an antimalarial drug confirmed effective on. Antimalarials and the fight against malaria in Brazil CDC - Malaria - Travelers - Malaria Information and.
     
  9. knizhkin XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets, USP 200 mg*
     
  10. Sergeev A.B. Guest

    Alcohol and Arthritis Medications - Verywell Health DMARDs include methotrexate and Arava leflunomide, Azulfidine sulfasalazine, and Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine. Patients taking methotrexate are advised to avoid alcohol, including beer, wine, and hard liquor, because of the increased risk of liver disease. 

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