Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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  1. perlaw User

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil


    Hi Jennie, I just get an annual check and advise the optician that i'm on plaquenil and other meds and ask them check that there is no deterioration to my retinas when doing my eye test. I have had a dye put in on two occassions and to date other than light sensitivity due to other conditions i have had no deterioration or increase in my prescription in 14 years.

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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. I was told from the start by my rheumatologist I would have to have eye exams including visual field exams every six months due to the plaquenil therapy. My first two exams did include these tests. But my next six month appointment is coming up, and they told me I didn't need the visual field test this time so the appointment would be shorter. Plaquenil is a drug routinely prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Plaquenil has long been associated with retinal toxicity which can lead to vision loss. In particular it affects the macular region of the retina which is responsible for central vision.

    I wear varifocals and have done for years but my night vision is appalling, very blurred with or without my glasses. I have heard of one other person whose eyes were effected by the Plaquenil, and they had to come off it and the eyes did improve. To my knowledge the chances of anything occuring are remote and I have not encountered anyone who has had a problem due to plaquenil. I have got an opthalmologist appointment at the hospital on the 14th of this month because in the last 6 months I have noticed problems with my eyes, whether it is the plaquenil or not is yet to be discovered.

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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  7. Multifocal Electroretinopathy measures electrical responses of various cell types in the retina. It is thought that although the bull’s eye seen on ophthalmic exam represents a disruption of the pigmented part of the retina, it is the photoreceptors that are the targets of hydroxychloroquine toxicity.

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    Remember, any patient who is at a high risk for Plaquenil toxicity should be examined on an annual basis following the baseline exam. The goal of monitoring/screening is to identify early macular damage prior to irreversible vision loss or even before visible signs of bull’s eye maculopathy. SIDE is rare. It is recommended that you have an eye exam EFFECTS HOW TO TAKE IT Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200mg or 400mg per day 5 mg per kg of actual body weight. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is also recommended to be If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage.

     
  8. Alekseyich Well-Known Member

    PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate 200mg Film Coated Tablets (referred to as Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate Tablets in the remainder of the leaflet) Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start to take this medicine. You may need to read it again while you are receiving your treatment. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. LLET RF PLAQUENIL FC UK Folder 1159597 MedFacts Consumer Drug Information - Shared care guidelines for hydroxychloroquine for rheumatoid.
     
  9. swhen User

    Hydroxychloroquine tablets - Cleveland Clinic How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Avoid taking antacids within 4 hours of taking this medicine. It is best to separate these medicines by at least 4 hours. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. You can take it with or without food.

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