Chloroquine dosing for ophthalmology

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    Chloroquine dosing for ophthalmology


    Chloroquine is now uncommonly used in favor of its derivative hydroxychloroquine. In the United States, hydroxychloroquine is most often used for its anti-inflammatory effects in rheumatology and dermatology.

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    Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine both belong to the quinolone family and share similar clinical indications and side effects, including retinal toxicity. Chloroquine-induced retinal toxicity was first described in 1959 and the retinal toxic effects of hydroxychloroquine were later described in 1967 3, 4. Risk is most accurately assessed on the basis of duration of use relative to daily dose/body weight Marmor AAO 2016; Melles 2014. Based on these risks, the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO recommends not exceeding a daily chloroquine phosphate dosage of 2.3 mg/kg using actual body weight. Previous recommendations to use ideal body. Find patient medical information for Chloroquine Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.

    While early toxicity may be asymtomatic, patients with more advanced stage of toxicity may complain of color vision changes or paracentral scotomas. Its toxic effects on the retina are seen in the macula.

    Chloroquine dosing for ophthalmology

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  7. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is most influenced by daily dose and duration of use. Risk for toxicity is less with 5.0 mg/kg real weight/day for hydroxychloroquine and 2.3 mg/kg real weight/day for chloroquine. Patients are at low risk during the first 5 years of treatment.

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    Chloroquine Phosphate. Chloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites in countries where malaria is common. Malaria parasites can enter the body through these mosquito bites, and then live in body tissues such as red blood cells or the liver. For treatment of acute attacks of malaria in adults, one dose is usually taken right away, followed by half the dose 6 to 8 hours later and then half the dose once a day for the next 2 days. For prevention and treatment of malaria in infants and children, the amount of chloroquine phosphate is based on the child's weight. How to use Chloroquine Phosphate. Take this medication by mouth, usually with food to prevent stomach upset, exactly as directed by your doctor. Daily or weekly dosing, dosage amount, and length.

     
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    JAMA JAMA Network Open JAMA Cardiology JAMA Dermatology JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery JAMA Health Forum JAMA Internal Medicine JAMA Neurology JAMA Oncology JAMA Ophthalmology JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery JAMA Pediatrics JAMA Psychiatry JAMA Surgery Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry (1919-1959)Kinetic visual field testing in patient 1 demonstrating progressive constriction of the visual fields of both eyes, from 3 months following cessation of chloroquine phosphate (A) to review 5 years later (B). Retinal Physician - Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An. Risk Factors for Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine. Plaquenil Risk Calculators
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Use Is Associated With Decreased. Background. Cardiovascular disease CVD is the leading cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis RA study is the first to report the association of hydroxychloroquine an antirheumatic medication that has been associated with decreased risk of diabetes, a less atherogenic lipid profile, and antithrombotic properties with CVD in RA.

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