Plaquenil and macular degeneration

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  1. VasP Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil and macular degeneration


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    Because the patient has previous macular pathology, should we make a recommendation to stop the Plaquenil? It’s an important question to address, because pre-existing macular pathology is a risk factor for the development of retinal toxicity according to the new screening recommendations. The other day when I was at the opthamologist, for my visual field test for plaquenil, the assistant said I needed to be dilated because "having macular degeneration means thatyou need to be dialted every 6 months" I replied, no. Purpose. To determine the prevalence of high-risk factors for hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy and compliance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO screening guidelines at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center VASF and to develop an approach to improve the risk-benefit relationship and informed consent during HCQ treatment.

    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. A 45-year-old black female presented with no ocular or visual complaints. However, her medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of lupus.

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  5. The characteristics of patients which may increase of developing toxicity symptoms while taking Plaquenil include an age of more than 60 years old, having renal or hepatic insufficiency or any existing macular degeneration and retinal disease.

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    Aug 29, 2014 One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. Focus on Eyes Long-term Plaquenil intake can affect your vision. by Dr. Juan Carlos de Rivero Vaccari and Dr. Frederick Ho, Special to FLORIDA TODAY. Plaquenil, or hydroxychloroquine, is an anti-malaria medication that is commonly used to treat autoimmune disorders like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. With all of the physical and emotional complications that lupus can cause, it’s easy to overlook symptoms that seem minor at first. But take this advice Don’t ignore changes in vision. While side effects of corticosteroids are usually to blame, there is also the possibility of ocular damage.

     
  6. bork Well-Known Member

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Plaquenil Side Effects - GoodRx
     
  7. EXED Well-Known Member

    In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Alternatives & Similar Drugs. Mint-Hydroxychloroquine - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions. Common and Rare Side Effects for Hydroxychloroquine Oral
     
  8. retro User

    Patient Assistance Information Program for Plaquenil. This is a copay assistance program for patients that have health insurance. The patient's insurance must cover the qualifying medication that they are seeking assistance for. Patient with Medicare Part D will be considered on a case by case basis. Patients must be at or below 400-500% of the federal poverty level.

    HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE Patient Assistance Program