Plaquenil and swelling eyes

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    Plaquenil and swelling eyes


    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.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    Aug 29, 2014 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.” Plaquenil and Your Eyes In some people, Plaquenil can cause a condition called hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, often referred to as bulls-eye maculopathy. The condition sometimes resembles a target, or bulls-eye ring, on the retina surrounding the macula. The hallmark picture of a typical lupus patient is one who comes in with a malar rash a dark reddish, “butterfly” rash or discoid lesions across the face,” he says. But other typical symptoms include joint pain, joint swelling, photosensitivity, headaches, nausea, fatigue and/or chronic low-grade fever.

    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.

    Plaquenil and swelling eyes

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  4. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and chloroquine cause ocular toxicity to various parts of the eye such as the cornea, ciliary body, and retina. Chloroquine can also induce cataract formation; however, no reports of hydroxychloroquine and cataract have been reported. This article focuses upon hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Disease

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    Apr 10, 2019 Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. The vast majority of patients on Plaquenil get absolutely no eye problems and you should not be unduly worried or concerned. If you have a good response in your arthritis to the Plaquenil then the benefits of a Plaquenil almost certainly outweigh the small risks to your eyes. Dry eyes. Your eyes may also burn, itch, or feel gritty. It doesn't always happen, but you could get infections around your eyes. It can harm your cornea, which is your eye's clear, outer layer.

     
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    Patients often ask if their medications affect the risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Plaqenil Role in Prevention of Age Related Macular Degeneration Dry macular degeneration - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200 mg or 400 mg per day 6.5mg/kg. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is recommended to be taken with food.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and Recommendations. She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 200mg bid 6.5mg/kg for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation.

    Pause the Plaquenil?