Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. Requested URL: /I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Treatments/... What if plaquenil doesn't work for lupus Chloroquine disadvantages Ranbaxy hydroxychloroquine A risk factor for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine retinotoxicity is a daily dose that exceeds 5.0 mg of drug per kg of body weight. The tool on the right simply calculates this threshold based on a ppatient’s real body weight. It’s important to understand that the daily dose is only one risk factor for plaquenil retinotoxicity. PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine and the Eye. Download PDFVarious medications can affect the eyes and their function. Most drugs can be taken without damaging or changing the eyes in any way. However, a few systemic medications can cause damage to the eyes with subsequent vision changes. This article is from June 2011 and may contain outdated material. Download PDF. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Plaquenil therapy and eyes What Is Plaquenil? - American Academy of Ophthalmology, PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine and the Eye Westford Plaquenil alternativesPlaquenil and diahreahU87 chloroquine in vivoSymptoms of hydroxychloroquine toxicity But it was for alleged Plaquenil related eye toxicity, and believe me, attornies will grab any guideline they can as "Standard-of-Care" if it suits their case. All to say, we treat patients, not guidelines, but we all need to aware of these. and when or under what circumstances biologic therapy should be interrupted. My Take on New Ocular Screening Guidelines for Plaquenil.. Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American Academy of.. Conditions Plaquenil-related Eye Problems Eugene Eye Care. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. 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. 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.