Plaquenil retinal toxicity dose

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    Plaquenil retinal toxicity dose


    Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use (at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d.), its visual impact can be devastating.

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    Sep 13, 2019 Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some. Although it is not possible to predict which patients will develop retinal toxicity, high-risk characteristics include the following daily dose greater than 400 mg or, in people of short stature, a daily dosage over 6.5 mg/kg ideal body weight or total cumulative dose of more than 1,000 g medication use longer than five years Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of retinal toxicity from Plaquenil such as, age of greater than 60 years, daily dose more than 6.5 mg/kg; use of the drug more than 5 years, obesity, preexisting retinal disease and, renal or liver failure.

    Initially, central visual acuity may be unaffected, but the patient may notice related paracentral scotomas that often interfere with reading. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy (ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area).

    Plaquenil retinal toxicity dose

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  3. Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area.

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    The incidence of retinal toxicity is associated with the cumulative dose of the drug, increasing significantly beyond 1,000 g of HCQ. This cumulative dose is created when the common dose of 400 mg/day is used for 6.8 years. Hydroxychloroquine is metabolized and secreted by both the liver and the kidneys. Although it is considered rare, retinal toxicity from the intake of Plaquenil can be irreversible even if the drug is discontinued 2, 3. What is Plaquenil Toxicity? The toxicity resulting from the intake of Plaquenil is due to its affinity for melanin-containing structures in the body. In 2011, guidelines warned about toxicity risk at a cumulative dose of 1000 g or exceeding 6.5 mg/kg body weight/day. For a typical patient, most would reach the cumulative dose at 200 mg bid in 5 years. 2 It is rare for vision changes to occur.

     
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    Download PDF Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. Retinal Physician - Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An. Hydroxychloroquine-related retinal toxicity Rheumatology. Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive.
     
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    Younger Age, Race and Low Complement Levels Seen to Raise. Results showed that the rate for incident proteinuria was significantly lower in older patients and among Caucasian patients. Also, very low levels of complement 3 C3 and complement 4 C4 — a hallmark of lupus — and high levels of autoantibodies, such as anti-dsDNA, associated with incident proteinuria.

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    Commonly Prescribed Sarcoidosis Medications — Foundation. Hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat chronic lupus and prevents pain/swelling in arthritis. It is not known exactly how/why it works. 3 Primarily, though, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. Hydroxychloroquine Is most effective in sarcoidosis patients with. Skin involvement; Joint manifestations; Hypercalcemia

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