How does plaquenil affect the eyes

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    How does plaquenil affect the eyes


    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: Incidence not known Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention.

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    As a precaution, people treated with Plaquenil should get a baseline eye exam before or soon after starting the drug and visit an eye doctor ophthalmologist annually. Long term plaquenil users on high doses will need to monitor eye health regularly to prevent retinal toxicity from long-term use. 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. Plaquenil and Your Eyes 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.

    Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

    How does plaquenil affect the eyes

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  7. 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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    The most important affect of Plaquenil on your eye is to damage the retina at the back of your eye. Fortunately, this is very uncommon and generally only occurs in patients on high doses or patients with bad kidney function. Rarely, hydroxychloroquine can affect the bone marrow leading to reduced white blood cells leukopenia or platelets thrombocytopenia and abnormal red blood cells. Rare but potentially serious eye toxicity can occur. This toxicity affects a part of the eye called the retina and can lead to color blindness and even loss of vision. An. Yellow eyes or skin; Symptoms of overdose. Drowsiness; dry mouth; increased thirst; loss of appetite; mood changes; no pulse or blood pressure; numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips; unconsciousness; Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention.

     
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    Plaquenil & Weight Gain/Loss Hi Lynwood, The plaquenil has caused a weight gain of about 20-25 pounds for me. Since I was diagnosed with MCTD a year ago, Plaquenil has been the only medication besides eye supplements, thyroid meds - been stable for years, and most recently Evoxac that I have been given.

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