Macular thinning and plaquenil

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  1. kolan00 Well-Known Member

    Macular thinning and plaquenil


    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: Incidence not known Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention.

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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. My last retina scan shows some thinning of the retina so I am being scheduled with a specialist for further testing and I have been told there is a good possibility I will have to stop taking Plaquenil. I know my sight is most important but it makes me nervous that I may have to change medications. Plaquenil has been a miracle drug for me. The retinal ganglion cells are densest in the macula and form a stratified multi-cellular layer within the central 6 degrees of visual field. Therefore, loss of axons and the corresponding soma in this location is likely to cause a thinning of the retinal ganglion cell layer.

    Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

    Macular thinning and plaquenil

    Retinal Physician - Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An Update., Has anyone had retinal damage from Plaquenil? - Lupus - Inspire

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  5. Diagnosis Hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity Discussion. Chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil HCQ have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus 1is now considered for new disease applications in diabetes, heart disease and adjunct.

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    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, which may be. Aug 06, 2014 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. Selective Thinning of the Perifoveal Inner Retina as an Early Sign of Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Toxicity Sirichai Pasadhika, 1 Gerald A Fishman, 1 Dongseok Choi, 2 and Mahnaz Shahidi 1 1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

     
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    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More. Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision
     
  7. Amigochief Guest

    Will you have Withdrawal syndrome with Plaquenil - eHealthMe Summary Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Lyrica, and have Fibromyalgia. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 48,911 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from Food and Drug Administration FDA.

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