Specific test for the retina when going on plaquenil

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    Specific test for the retina when going on plaquenil


    It hasnt helped my pain from rheumatoid oh but my hair is falling out ,isnt that lovely! Besides being in pain I can look at how ugly I am now with all my hair falling its just a horrible way to feel,, specially being female to lose your hair and be in pain every day!

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    Here is a look at the 2011 testing guidelines for patients on Plaquenil guidelines. Diana L. Shechtman, O. D. and Paul M. Karpecki, O. D. A 45-year-old black female presented with no ocular or visual complaints. Her ocular history was unremarkable. However, her medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of lupus. Plaquenil is very effective for the symptoms of achiness and fatigue. However, there might be a price to pay in terms of retinal toxicity especially after taking it for as long as you have. Given that the alopecia had developed while you were on the plaquenil, it's not clear that going back on it will help that symptom much. Today it is recommended that every single person on Plaquenil get a visual field 10-2 test, plus one of the three other highly sensitive screening tests the FAF fundus autofluorescence imaging, the SD-OCT spectral domain optical coherence, or the multifocal electroretinogram mfERG,” Thomas says.

    😢😞Taking plaquenil gave me moderate relief from the joint pain. RA sucks and so does all the medication that they come up with ,,were guinea pigs!!

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    Plaquenil is not effective against chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium species see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY – Microbiology. Plaquenil is not recommended for the treatment of malaria acquired in geographic areas where chloroquine resistance occurs or when the Plasmodium species has not been identified. Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An Update on Screening and Diagnosis A brief guide for imaging SHIRI SHULMAN, MD. H ydroxychloroquine HCQ; Plaquenil, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ is an antimalarial agent that is also commonly used as a treatment for a variety of rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine has significantly less retinal toxicity and has largely replaced chloroquine as a treatment of inflammatory disease. Unfortunately, the retinal damage from these medications is largely irreversible, so it is critical to detect early retinal toxicity in the hopes of limiting the extent of visual loss. Sign/Symptoms

     
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