Chloroquine retinopathy guidelines

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  1. bakz Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine retinopathy guidelines


    Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. 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.

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    Even though 4 of the 9 patients with HCQ retinopathy in his study had advanced damage, “only 1 of the 9 patients complained of visual distur­bances at the time of diagnosis.” Summing Up. The main point of the revised guidelines is that “you want to get people on the right dose,” Dr. Marmor said. Published case reports of chloroquine retinopathy rarely include details of daily dosage, but 30 reports where this information was available included 78 patients who developed impaired visual acuity an 13 had received daily doses of 250 mg or less. Eleven. Ocular manifestations of toxicity include whorl-pattern epithelial keratopathy, subcapsular cataracts, retinopathy, optic atrophy, paralysis of accommodation, and extraocular muscle palsy. 1. The risk of retinal toxic effects from chloroquine is approximately 1% after 5 to 7 years of use. 2 Hydroxychloroquine is less toxic than chloroquine. The.

    Initially, central visual acuity may be unaffected, but the patient may notice related paracentral scotomas that often interfere with reading. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy (ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area).

    Chloroquine retinopathy guidelines

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  6. May 16, 2011 Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil; HCQ has been an important and effective drug for the treatment of lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune and inflammatory diseases for half a century, although its potential to cause retinal damage continues to raise concern among rheumatologists and ophthalmologists.

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    Revised recommendations on screening for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Marmor MF1, Kellner U, Lai TY, Lyons JS, Mieler WF; American Academy of Ophthalmology. Author information 1Eye Institute at Stanford, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA. Aug 30, 2011 Diagnosis Hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity Discussion. Chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil HCQ have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus 1. Guidelines on screening for retinopathy associated with hydroxychloroquine toxicity were initially published by the Academy in 2002. These guidelines were updated in February of this year, given the emergence of more sensitive diagnostic techniques and the recognition that risk of toxicity from years of hydroxychloroquine use is greater than.

     
  7. saitodrom Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision
     
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    To my shock and surprise I was diagnosed with Lupus on Wed. Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Plaquenil and weight gain - Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures.
     
  9. Marina Ermakova New Member

    Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Please note the rare side effects listed below, specifically retinopathy, which causes damage to the eyes. Side effects associated with Plaquenil are placed in three categories common, less common, and rare. If you have any of the following effects and they persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

    Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus.
     
  10. Grankin New Member

    Chloroquine - Wikipedia Chloroquine is a medication used to prevent and to treat malaria in areas where malaria is known to be sensitive to its effects. Certain types of malaria, resistant strains, and complicated cases typically require different or additional medication.

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