Hydroxychloroquine maculopathy

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  1. DoG New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine maculopathy


    It may have both an anti-spirochaete activity and an anti-inflammatory activity, similar to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. And caution is required if patients have certain heart conditions, diabetes, psoriasis etc.

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    Mar 02, 2018 Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy becomes more likely the longer any individual is taking the medication. The disorder is rarely seen within the first five years of treatment, but becomes more common with a longer duration of use. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can cause toxic retinopathy due to their binding of melanin in the retinal pigmented epithelium RPE as well as direct toxicity to retinal ganglion cells. Early findings include mottling of the RPE and blunted foveal reflex. As the retinopathy progresses, a bull's-eye maculopathy develops, as seen in these photos. Discussion. A risk factor for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine retinotoxicity is a daily dose that exceeds 5.0 mg of drug per kg of body weight. The tool on the right simply calculates this threshold based on a patient’s real body weight. It’s important to understand that the daily dose is only one risk factor for plaquenil retinotoxicity.

    The most serious adverse effects affect the eye, with dose-related retinopathy as a concern even after hydroxychloroquine use is discontinued. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea.

    Hydroxychloroquine maculopathy

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  7. May 24, 2019 The risk may also be higher with some doses of hydroxychloroquine, if you use hydroxychloroquine for longer than 5 years, or if you take certain other drugs like tamoxifen. Call your doctor right away if you have any eyesight changes like blurred or foggy eyesight, trouble focusing or reading, or trouble seeing in dim light.

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    May 02, 2018 A study of about 200 patients with a history of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, including 36 Asian patients, found that the pericentral pattern occurred in half the Asian patients but only 2% of the white patients. 31 The mechanism for this finding is unclear, but because pericentral retinopathy spares the macula, it can be missed using standard screening methods. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. It is the prescribing doctor’s responsibility to ensure their patients are adequately screened and to act on the results of screening. A useful aide memoir for these guidelines for hydroxychloroquine is the 5 x 5 rule ideally keep dosage 5mg/kg/day and screen after five years of drug use. Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet. Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. It’s also available in a generic version.

     
  8. -julia- User

    ANSWER Chloroquine-resistant malaria is exactly what it sounds like—particular types of malaria which are not cured by treatment with chloroquine. Evolutionary paradigm of chloroquine-resistant malaria in India Trends. Chloroquine Resistance in Malaria - ResearchGate Malaria - Chapter 4 - 2020 Yellow Book Travelers' Health.
     
  9. SonarDima New Member

    The development of resistance to drugs poses one of the greatest threats to malaria control and results in increased malaria morbidity and mortality. Chloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs Chloroquine Phosphate Bulk Uses, Side Effects.
     
  10. RiLTiX Well-Known Member

    I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine to reduce my hair loss? It's a good question, except one important piece is missing the chances of hair loss is low. The chance of helping for autoimmune especially scarring alopecias is high. Hydroxychloroquine does not help all hair loss types but does help conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade and discoid lupus.

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  11. bobcat XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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