How does plaquenil affect vision

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  1. Denis_ User

    How does plaquenil affect vision


    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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    Patients using plaquenil may experience important but rare side effects that affect the eyes, including damage to the retina back of the eye, cornea front of the eye, and eyelids. These side effects typically occur on high doses of the medication and increase with duration of use. I have been on plaquenil for a while now and have started to have blurred vision. I have been to my eye doc. twice and all tests are normal. Should I continue to take it, I know that it can cause eye problems but my doc. says that it is very rare. More in Eye Health. If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage.

    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.

    How does plaquenil affect vision

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    Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. Call your doctor at once if you have 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. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine

     
  6. NIKOtin Guest

    In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus - LupusCorner Natural Lupus Treatment for Symptoms and Management - Dr. Axe Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.
     
  7. Kettu User

    Download PDF Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More. Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine Screening 2016 AAO.
     
  8. slyka Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 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.

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