Retinal toxicity of hydroxychloroquine

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  1. Noil Guest

    Retinal toxicity of hydroxychloroquine

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    Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Toxicity. Proano C1, Kimball GP2. Author information 1Watts Eye Associates, Newburyport, MA [email protected] 2Haverhill, MA. PMID 31018072 Indexed for MEDLINE Publication Types Case Reports; MeSH terms. Antirheumatic Agents/adverse effects* Ocular side effects of hydroxychloroquine can include impact on the cornea, ciliary body, lens and retina. 1 Corneal deposits, fortunately, rarely affect vison. 2 However, the concern of retinal toxicity and the need for monitoring must be reviewed with patients prior to and during its use. 2,3 Several studies have reported risk factors for hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinal toxicity, but data are limited for patients of Asian ancestry. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of and factors for HCQ retinal toxicity in the Korean population.

    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.

    Retinal toxicity of hydroxychloroquine

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  6. One of the most important appears to be dosage, with daily intake believed to be more significant than cumulative dosage. 6,18,19 Indeed, the majority of cases of retinal toxicity have been associated with a daily dosage of hydroxychloroquine of 6.5 mg/kg or more based on actual body weight.

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    Baseline fundus photographs and FA are helpful in patients with pre-existing macular pigmentary changes. Patients are classified as being at a higher risk of developing toxicity if they exceed 3 mg/kg/day of chloroquine, or 6.5 mg/kg/day of hydroxychloroquine calculated based on ideal body weight. Retinal toxicity is unpredictable and can occur even at relatively low doses of hydroxychloroquine. There are new screening modalities for early detection of asymptomatic hydroxychloroquine ocular toxicity. PURPOSE To define the risk of hydroxychloroquine HCQ-related retinal toxicity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythematosus SLE who are receiving recommended dosages of the drug or =6.5 mg/kg/day.

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