Color vision changes associated with plaquenil toxicity

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    Color vision changes associated with plaquenil toxicity


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    While side effects of corticosteroids are usually to blame, there is also the possibility of ocular damage associated with long-term use of the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine brand name Plaquenil® and chloroquine. Improved vision screening tests and updated dosing guidelines are key to avoiding such complications. Vision changes/loss of vision There is a chance that retinal damage will occur while taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil or chloroquine Aralen. This is called known as hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. This sort of damage occurs only in 1 out of 5,000 people who take the drug for five years or more. Doses ≥ 5 mg/kg/day real weight of hydroxychloroquine 2.3 mg/kg/day of chloroquine are associated with higher risk of toxicity. Doses lower than 5 mg/kg/day have low risk 1% for the first 5 years, and below 2% between 5-10 years of use. The longer you use.

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    Color vision changes associated with plaquenil toxicity

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  6. They include changes in color and light perception, blurred vision, conjunctival hyperemia, ocular pain and photophobia. Ethambutol Myambutol, used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis, has generated over 800 reports to the Registry. Ethambutol is associated with optic or retrobulbar neuritis, affecting one or both eyes.

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    Patients with retinal changes may be asymptomatic initially, or may have scotomatous vision with paracentral, pericentral ring types, temporal scotomas, and abnormal color vision.-Corneal changes including edema and opacities can be symptomless or may cause disturbances such as haloes, blurring of vision or photophobia. They may be transient. Visual complaints are primarily associated with central vision loss, and visual field or color vision anomalies. 38-40 There is one report of progressive hydroxychloroquine toxicity mimicking low-tension glaucoma after discontinuation in a patient with a cumulative dose of 2,200,000 mg. 41 It is also reported that there is a diminished ERG associated with hydroxychloroquine toxicity. Unfortunately, despite their many benefits, both medications, chloroquine Aralen or its analogue, hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, carry with them a very small risk of permanent vision loss. Eye screening by an ophthalmologist is important to help identify any damage to the eye at the earliest stage possible.

     
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    Background: The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools. Chloroquine DermNet NZ Hydroxychloroquine toxicity - EyeWiki Aralen chloroquine Malaria Drug Side Effects & Dosage
     
  8. contemplar Well-Known Member

    400-600 mg (310-465 mg base) PO daily for 4-12 weeks; maintenance: 200-400 mg (155-310 mg base) PO daily With prolonged therapy, obtain CBCs periodically 400 mg (310 mg base) PO once or twice daily; maintenance: 200-400 mg (155-310 mg base) PO daily With prolonged therapy, obtain CBCs periodically 100-200 mg (77.5-155 mg base) PO 2-3 times/wk Take with food or milk Nausea, vomiting Headache Dizziness Irritability Muscle weakness Aplastic anemia Leukopenia Thrombocytopenia Corneal changes or deposits (visual disturbances, blurred vision, photophobia; reversible on discontinuance) Retinal damage with long-term use Bleaching of hair Alopecia Pruritus Skin and musculoskeletal pigmentation changes Weight loss, anorexia Cardiomyopathy (rare) Hemolysis (individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency) Prolongs QT interval Ventricular arrhythmias and torsade de pointes Vertigo Tinnitus Nystagmus Nerve deafness Deafness Irreversible retinopathy with retinal pigmentation changes (bull’s eye appearance) Visual field defects (paracentral scotomas) Visual disturbances (visual acuity) Maculopathies (macular degeneration) Decreased dark adaptation Color vision abnormalities Corneal changes (edema and opacities) Abdominal pain Fatigue Liver function tests abnormal Hepatic failure acute Urticaria Angioedema Bronchospasm Decreased appetite Hypoglycemia Porphyria Weight decreased Sensorimotor disorder Skeletal muscle myopathy or neuromyopathy Headache Dizziness Seizure Ataxia Extrapyramidal disorders such as dystonia Dyskinesia Tremor Rash Pruritus Pigmentation disorders in skin and mucous membranes Hair color changes Alopecia Dermatitis bullous eruptions including erythema multiforme Stevens-Johnson syndrome Toxic epidermal necrolysis Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome) Photosensitivity Dermatitis exfoliative Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP); AGEP has to be distinguished from psoriasis; hydroxychloroquine may precipitate attacks of psoriasis Pyrexia Hyperleukocytosis Hypersensitivity to 4-aminoquinoline derivatives Retinal or visual field changes due to 4-aminoquinoline compounds Long-term therapy in children Not effective against chloroquine-resistant strains of P. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria
     
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    Researches Say Hydroxychloroquine Can Help Treat Cancer. Mar 14, 2012 Researchers say a drug commonly used to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis has also proved effective in treating some aggressive cancers. When scientists administered hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, together with known cancer drugs, they found it stopped the growth of cancerous tumors in two-thirds of the patients.

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