Plaquenil testing aao

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  1. ReWWeRisha New Member

    Plaquenil testing aao


    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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    The AAO published dosing and screening recommendations for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in 2016, revising previous recommendations published in 2011. The current maximum daily HCQ dose. In 2011, the AAO published updated ocular examination guidelines for screening patients on Plaquenil therapy. 4 Recommended testing includes a comprehensive eye exam with an assessment of posterior segment via dilated funduscopy. Background. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations for screening of chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy were published in 2002, but improved screening tools and new knowledge about the prevalence of toxicity have appeared in the ensuing years.

    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.

    Plaquenil testing aao

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  3. The electroretinogram ERG is a diagnostic test that measures the electrical activity generated by neural and non-neuronal cells in the retina in response to a light stimulus. The electrical response is a result of a retinal potential generated by light-induced changes in the flux of transretinal ions, primarily sodium and potassium. Most often, ERGs are obtained using electrodes embedded in.

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    The American Academy of Ophthalmology released an updated set of screening recommendations for hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and chloroquine to account for the many studies that have shown the effects of these medications on the retina 1. It succinctly makes the case for screening, and Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Screening Guidelines. In 2011, revised guidelines for HCQ retinopathy screening were published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO, with an emphasis on more sensitive diagnostic imaging techniques. The AAO recommends that all patient receive a baseline evaluation before initiating HCQ therapy.

     
  4. Degt Well-Known Member

    10 mg (conventional) PO q8hr or 30-60 mg (extended release) PO once daily initially; may be increased every 7-14 days PRN Maintenance: 10-20 mg (conventional) PO q8hr up to 20-30 mg PO q6-8hr; not to exceed 180 mg/day (conventional) or 120 mg/day (extended release) 30-60 mg (extended release) PO once daily; may be increased every 7-14 days PRN; not to exceed 90 mg/day (Adalat CC) or 120 mg/day (Procardia XL) 30 mg (extended-release) PO q12hr; may be increased to 120-240 mg/day (monitor) 30-120 mg (extended release) PO once daily 0.2% topical gel/ointment (extemporaneously compounded) q12hr for 3-6 weeks 20 mg sublingual Peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD): Supplemental dose not necessary Cirrhosis: Consider dose adjustment Take on empty stomach Avoid conventional (ie, immediate-release) product; potential for hypotension and risk of precipitating myocardial ischemia 10 mg (conventional) PO q8hr or 30-60 mg (extended release) PO once daily initially; may be increased every 7-14 days PRN Maintenance: 10-20 mg (conventional) PO q8hr up to 20-30 mg PO q6-8hr; not to exceed 180 mg/day (conventional) or 120 mg/day (extended release) 30-60 mg (extended release) PO once daily; may be increased every 7-14 days PRN; not to exceed 90 mg/day (Adalat CC) or 120 mg/day (Procardia XL) Adverse effects differ between short-acting (conventional) and extended-release formulations, with the conventional preparations having more serious adverse drug reactions in some cases Peripheral edema (10-30%) Dizziness (23-27%) Flushing (23-27%) Headache (10-23%) Heartburn (11%) Nausea (11%) Muscle cramps (8%) Mood change (7%) Nervousness (7%) Cough (6%) Dyspnea (6%) Palpitations (6%) Wheezing (6%) Hypotension, transient (5%) Urticaria (2%) Pruritus (2%) Constipation ( Hypersensitivity to nifedipine or other calcium-channel blockers Cardiogenic shock Concomitant administration with strong CYP3A4 inducers (eg, rifampin, rifabutin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, St John's wort) significantly reduces nifedipine efficacy Immediate release preparation (sublingually or orally) for urgent or emergent hypertension Use with caution in (≤4 weeks) myocardial infarction (MI), congestive heart failure (CHF), advanced aortic stenosis, peripheral edema, symptomatic hypotension, unstable angina, concurrent use of beta blockers, hepatic or renal impairment, persistent progressive dermatologic reactions, exacerbation of angina (during initiation of treatment, after a dose increase, or after withdrawal of beta blocker) Short-acting nifedipine may be less safe than other calcium-channel blockers in management of angina, hypertension, or acute MI Use cautiously in combination with quinidine Conventional (short-acting) form not indicated for hypertension Use extended-release form with caution in severe GI stenosis; rare reports of GI obstructive symptoms in patients with known strictures or without history of GI obstruction in association with ingestion of long-acting nifedipine; bezoars can occur in very rare cases and may necessitate surgical intervention Extended-release form contains lactose; thus, patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine Cirrhosis: Clearance reduced and systemic exposure increased CYP3A inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole clarithromycin, erythromycin, grapefruit, nefazodone, saquinavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir) may inhibit nifedipine metabolism and result in increased exposure when coadministered Strong CYP3A inducers (eg, rifampin, rifabutin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, and St John’s wort) may enhance nifedipine metabolism and result in decreased exposure when coadministered Avoid use in heart failure due to lack of benefit, and/or worse outcomes with calcium channel blockers in general Use with caution in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and outflow tract obstruction; reduction in afterload may worsen symptoms associated with this condition Avoid use of immediate release formulation in the elderly; may cause hypotension and risk precipitating myocardial ischemia Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Drug is distributed into breast milk; manufacturer suggests discontinuing drug or refraining from nursing (however, American Academy of Pediatrics states that drug is safe for nursing) A: Generally acceptable. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information. Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Hydroxychloroquine as a glucose lowering drug Procardia, Procardia XL nifedipine dosing, indications.
     
  5. kirillica New Member

    Chloroquine - Wikipedia A metabolite of chloroquine – hydroxychloroquine – has a long half-life 32–56 days in blood and a large volume of distribution 580–815 L/kg. The therapeutic, toxic and lethal ranges are usually considered to be 0.03 to 15 mg/l, 3.0 to 26 mg/l and 20 to 104 mg/l, respectively.

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