Hydroxychloroquine eye damage

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  1. Shaitan Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine eye damage


    Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

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    Signs of retinal damage include blurry or distorted vision, flashes of light or floaters, or loss of night vision. Retinal damage may not improve even after Plaquenil is discontinued. Dilated eye exams should be done every six months to check for retinal problems. It’s generally safe at normal doses, but higher amounts can damage the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, and result in partial or complete blindness. Hydroxychloroquine-related eye problems were once considered rare, but better detection methods now show that they occur in about 7 percent of patients. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. 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.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Hydroxychloroquine eye damage

    Plaquenil & Your Eyes, Wrong Hydroxychloroquine Dose Is Common, Putting Eyes at Risk.

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  4. 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 erythematosus. This eye toxicity limits long-term use of the drugs.

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    Nov 09, 2018 Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble. Side effects include irritability, headache, weakness, hair lightening or loss, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, rash and itching. Rarely, hydroxychloroquine can affect the bone marrow leading to reduced white blood cells leukopenia or platelets thrombocytopenia. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. While today it is used to treat autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, it was originally used as an anti-malaria drug.

     
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    At Healthfully, we strive to deliver objective content that is accurate and up-to-date. A case report of hearing loss post use of hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia
     
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    Chloroquine - an overview ScienceDirect Topics Chloroquine is the drug of choice in the few malaria-endemic areas free of CRPf. Combining chloroquine and proguanil is an option for CRPf when other first-line antimalarials are contraindicated. Dosage should be calculated in terms of the base. The adult chloroquine dose is 300 mg base weekly or in some countries 100 mg base daily.

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    Chloroquine Uses, Side Effects, Dosage & Interactions To treat malaria Chloroquine is usually given for 3 days, starting with one high dose followed by a smaller dose during the next 2 days in a row. To treat amebiasis Chloroquine is given in a high starting dose for 2 days followed by a smaller dose for 2 to 3 weeks. You may be given other medications to help prevent further infection.

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