Plaquenil and eye floaters

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  1. alf_and_co XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil and eye floaters


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Eye floaters also known as Posterior vitreous detachments, PVD are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision. They can take on many different forms including dark spots, bugs, strands, or squiggly lines that drift with or without eye moving. 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.” Eye irritation. Redness in the whites of your eyes or irritations on your eyelids can be caused by medications such as Aricept taken to improve cognitive loss, Cardizem heart disease, Enduron heart disease and Voltaren rheumatoid ­arthritis, osteoporosis. Floaters and other visual disturbances.

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

    Plaquenil and eye floaters

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  6. Hey gang. I've been on Plaquenil, 400 mg/daily, since October 2018—so 3+ months now. I seem to be taking it well, not having any major adverse.

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    I have floaters too. My eye doctor can actually see them in my eye and said it had nothing to do with the plaquenil. He said that he has never seen anyone on plaquenil which have been manywho have had the eye problem associated with it. I would try not to worry. Melissa Hi I have been on PLaquenil for about 3 months and have been having floaters esp when out in the sun, the Dr says my eyes are ok. I was just wondering if anyone else had this and if it went away aith time. Thanks a lot. - Thanks I appreciate it. I just got a prescription for steroid drops, so I hope it helps, thanks! It is a derivative chloroquine, also an antimalarial agent which has a much higher risk of toxicity. Plaquenil can rarely cause a retinal problem involving the central visual area, or macula. Retinal toxicity from Plaquenil is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

     
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  8. PorkaDOUF XenForo Moderator

    Chloroquine is the generic form of the brand-name prescription medicine Aralen, which is used to prevent and treat malaria — a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite — and to treat amebiasis, an infection of the intestines caused by a parasite. Chloroquine mechanism of drug action and resistance in. Mefloquine C17H16F6N2O - PubChem Chloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings.
     
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    Chloroquine - LiverTox - NCBI Bookshelf Common side effects of chloroquine include headache, blurred vision, anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, skin rash and itching. Hepatotoxicity Despite use for more than 50 years, chloroquine has rarely been linked to serum aminotransferase elevations or to clinically apparent acute liver injury.

    Aralen Chloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.
     
  10. Alenuzhka XenForo Moderator

    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil is also an option for those who try and fail biologic drugs, cannot tolerate biologics or fear potential side effects linked to biologic DMARDs. How It Works Plaquenil is prescribed as a disease-modifier, in other words, to decrease pain, decrease swelling, and prevent joint damage and disability.

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