Who can do a plaquenil eye exam

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  1. Gabsdiubpasia XenForo Moderator

    Who can do a plaquenil eye exam


    In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias (joint pain), dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    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. I have been on hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil for 13 years and I go to my Eye Dr. for my annual visual field exam. Well I get bad news, I now have what he claims to be poison in one of the eyes. A review of the various OCT and visual field findings associated with retinal toxicity, as well as case presentations and illustrations, can help you be prepared when a patient on Plaquenil presents for an eye exam.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Who can do a plaquenil eye exam

    The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil, Plaquenil oral Reviews and User Ratings Effectiveness, Ease.

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  5. What can Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil do to my eyes? Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil was originally used to treat malaria and is now used mostly to treat rheumatological and dermatological diseases. Its most frequent use now is for Rheumatoid Arthritis RA and Lupus and is often very effective in mitigating the joint and arthritic symptoms.

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    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. Eye damage due to Plaquenil is not common,” he says. “Rarely will anybody who has good vision and minimal symptoms develop loss of central vision or ability to read if annual screening is done and visual are symptoms reported as soon as they occur so the medication can be stopped if toxicity occurs. Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area.

     
  6. AlenaN New Member

    Applies to diphenhydramine: oral capsules and tablets, parenteral injection Side effects include: Sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, epigastric distress, thickening of bronchial secretions. Allergic reaction to plaquenil DailyStrength Plaquenil - how long for side effects to subside? Nighttime Leg Cramps Meds That Hurt, Meds That Help - GoodRx
     
  7. MaxPayne New Member

    Plaquenil and muscle aches and pains? Apr 28, 2009 And, as far as Plaquenil and eye problems, the Ophthamologists I've talked to including a Neuro Ophthalmologist say that while Plaquenil can cause serious damage to the optic nerve, it's very rare. Annual appointments with an ophthalmologist are important in order to catch any problems early.

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