Hydroxychloroquine vision changes

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    Hydroxychloroquine vision changes


    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg bid (6.5mg/kg) for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation.

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    A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years. She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 200mg bid 6.5mg/kg for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to. Nov 09, 2018 Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your. Focus on Eyes Long-term Plaquenil intake can affect your vision. Taking high doses or long-term treatment of Plaquenil, an anti-malaria drug used to treat lupus, can lead to vision problems.

    Review of systems: Blurred vision, halos, dry eye, dry mouth, gastroesophageal reflux, joint pain Pupils: Reactive to light in each eye from 5 mm in the dark to 2 mm in the light. Extraocular movements: Full, both eyes (OU) Confrontation visual fields: Full OU Intra-ocular pressure The optic nerves appeared healthy with a 0.3 cup-to-disc ratio. Past Ocular History: None Medical History: Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, supraventricular tachycardia, anxiety, depression, peptic ulcer disease Medications: prednisone, methotrexate, amitriptyline, ranitidine, estradiol, tizanidine, diltiazem, Restasis Allergies: codeine, droperidol Family History: heart disease, arthritis, cancer Social History: occasional alcohol but no tobacco or intravenous drug use.

    Hydroxychloroquine vision changes

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  5. However, a few systemic medications can cause damage to the eyes with subsequent vision changes. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial medication used to effectively treat rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s Syndrome.

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    Patients should immediately notify a medical professional if they experience any changes in vision, such as difficulty reading or blurred vision while taking hydroxychloroquine. 3, 5 From the community “I was on plaquenil for around 20 years at 200 mg, twice a day. About five years ago, my ophthalmologist noticed some changes and sent me. Patients with retinal changes may be asymptomatic initially, or may have scotomatous vision with paracentral, pericentral ring types, temporal scotomas, and abnormal color vision.-Corneal changes including edema and opacities can be symptomless or may cause disturbances such as haloes, blurring of vision or photophobia. They may be transient. Any change in vision—whatever you perceive as different from normal—should be checked out.” Lyons’ advice to rheumatologists “When taking patient histories, ask about symptoms affecting their vision. Encourage them to talk about any changes.” New Plaquenil dosing guidelines increase safety

     
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    This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with chloroquine. Chloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Chloroquine-induced autophagic vacuole accumulation and cell. The regulation of autophagy by calcium signals Do we have.
     
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    What next if plaquenil doesn't work? No methotrexate doesn't always mean your hair will fall out or thin but some of the side effects are scary, but before you an progress onto other meds methotrexate is mandatory. for me methotreaxte and plaquenil does't work and i' intonate of sulfa so i am started embrel which states you have to have tried 2 of 3 meds and methotrexate is 1 of them.

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