Is retinal toxicity from plaquenil reversible

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  1. tuxed Well-Known Member

    Is retinal toxicity from plaquenil reversible


    Chloroquine is now uncommonly used in favor of its derivative hydroxychloroquine. In the United States, hydroxychloroquine is most often used for its anti-inflammatory effects in rheumatology and dermatology.

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    The reader's question and comment prompted me to do a little more research on the question of whether plaquenil toxicity was reversible which led me to the results of this study, which was published in JAMA Opthamology Jan 2011-- the same month and year as the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation article was published. The study authors concluded. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate HCQ, Plaquenil is an analogue of chloroquine CQ, an antimalarial agent, used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Its use has been associated with severe retinal toxicity, requiring a discontinuation of therapy. Everything is dark inside and outside is so bright the it is painful to open my eyes. Plaquenil toxicity is not reversible in most cases and continues to progress even after you stop taking it for several month and sometimes years because of the half life of Plaquenil One should see a retina special before taking Plaquenil in my opinion

    While early toxicity may be asymtomatic, patients with more advanced stage of toxicity may complain of color vision changes or paracentral scotomas. Its toxic effects on the retina are seen in the macula.

    Is retinal toxicity from plaquenil reversible

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  4. Research has shown that your risk of developing retinopathy is higher the longer you are taking Plaquenil. In fact, the incidence of retinal toxicity rises sharply in people that have taken it between 5 and 7 years. As a result, baseline testing should occur within the first year of taking the drug and then annually at the five-year mark.

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    Since retinal toxicity is usually irreversible, early detection of retinal toxicity and cessation of the offending agent is the best treatment. Corneal toxicity presents as an intraepithelial deposition of the drug into the cornea, which rarely affects vision 1. Several authors have questioned the utility of screening for hydroxychloroquine toxicity given the low yield, high cost, and the difficulty in diagnosing the condition early enough to prevent damage. 43–46 Nevertheless, toxicity does occur, and if retinal and functional changes are detected early, severe visual impairment can be averted. 47, 48 Use of static perimetry through the vertical meridian with a red test object may be the best method to detect an early paracentral scotoma. 49. Drug-induced ocular side effects are back in the spotlight, thanks to the Academy’s revision of its recommendations on screening for retinal toxicity from chloroquine and its analogue hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. 1

     
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    Plaquenil headache. Lupus Forums at The Lupus Site Thanks for your advice, Shani. The headaches were just bad headaches and stopped when I started taking Plaquenil at night instead of the morning. The blurred vision came separately and went a day or two after I stopped the Plaquenil again. As it happens, my GP phoned me today about something else and I told her about this.

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