Plaquenil maculopathy symptoms

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    Plaquenil maculopathy symptoms

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    In some people, Plaquenil can cause a condition called hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, often referred to as bulls-eye maculopathy. The condition sometimes resembles a target, or bulls-eye ring, on the retina surrounding the macula. Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, vision changes, slow heart rate, chest pain, severe dizziness, seizure convulsions, or shallow breathing. What should I avoid while taking hydroxychloroquine? Avoid taking an antacid or Kaopectate kaolin-pectin within 4 hours before or after you take hydroxychloroquine. Prior to any retinal changes or symptoms, the earliest signs of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy are bilateral relative paracentral scotomas 4 to 9 off central fixation and detectable with Amsler grid. These defects can be confirmed by automated perimetry. 2,4,10,11

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    Plaquenil maculopathy symptoms

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  4. And both are consistent with hydroxychloroquine. toxicity, it means there are definite signs of retinopathy. The degree of retinopathy will be described as ‘mild’, ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’. If the degree of retinopathy is mild and you are. having a good response to the hydroxychloroquine, you and your doctor may decide to continue with

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    Early detection of the maculopathy is of critical importance to discontinue Plaquenil in order to stop or slow retinal damage. Unfortunately, clinically evident early structural changes can be subtle and usually preceded by abnormalities in functional tests such as visual field examination, multifocal electroretinography mfERG, fundus autofluorescence FA imaging, and optical coherence tomography. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is most influenced by daily dose and duration of use. Risk for toxicity is less with 5.0 mg/kg real weight/day for hydroxychloroquine and 2.3 mg/kg real weight/day for chloroquine. Patients are at low risk during the first 5 years of treatment. Other symptoms may include photophobia or poor dark adaptation. Testing. Because this type of toxicity can cause changes in color vision, said Dr. Shah, it’s helpful to test color vision before the patient starts the medication. No symptoms.

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    Hydroxychloroquine plaquenil withdrawl? - LUPUS UK I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil.

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