Ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine

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  1. SerK New Member

    Ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine


    Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects.

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    We report an unusual case of hydroxychloroquine HCQ toxicity after only 2 months of starting the treatment. A 42-year-old woman presented with visual impairment. Her visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/25 in the left eye. Ophthalmologic. Hydroxychloroquine has been used since the 1950s for the treatment of various rheumatic and dermatologic diseases. Hydroxychloroquine can cause ocular toxicity, with the most serious being an irreversible retinopathy. At the present time, no "gold standard" exists for identification of the ocular toxicity prior to its development. Sep 15, 2014 Hydroxychloroquine sulfate HCQ, Plaquenil is an analogue of chloroquine CQ, an antimalarial agent, used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Its use has been associated with severe retinal toxicity, requiring a discontinuation of therapy.

    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. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine

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  4. 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.

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    DATA SYNTHESIS Hydroxychloroquine ocular toxicity includes keratopathy, ciliary body involvement, lens opacities, and retinopathy. Retinopathy is the major concern others are more common but benign. The incidence of true hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is exceedingly low; less than 50 cases have been reported. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is efficacious for various diseases1,2, but can produce “bulls-eye” retinopathy that decreases vision even after discontinuance3,4. Retinopathy can be present in 7.5% of patients after 5 or more years of HCQ treatment, increasing to 20% after 20 years2. Royal College of Ophthalmologists guidelines Ocular toxicity and hydroxychloroquine Skip to main content Thank you for visiting

     
  5. putin666 New Member

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Drugs and Lactation Database LactMed. Hydroxychloroquine Information for Providers AIDSinfo
     
  6. Aganis User

    Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision 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.

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  7. Ch_Victor User

    Chloroquine sulfate C18H28ClN3O4S - PubChem Chloroquine Sulfate is the sulfate salt of chloroquine, a quinoline compound with antimalarial and anti-inflammatory properties. Chloroquine is the most widely used drug against malaria, except for those cases caused by chloroquine resistant Plasmodium falciparum.

    Chloroquine C18H26ClN3 - PubChem