Rates of plaquenil toxicity

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  1. Cympak New Member

    Rates of plaquenil toxicity


    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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    Although the drug has a relatively safe systemic profile, its use is associated with an increased incidence of macular toxicity––particularly if an individual has been on Plaquenil therapy for many years. 1,2 Specifically, a 2010 study indicated that the overall risk of Plaquenil macular toxicity increases by about 2% for every 10 to 15. Once thought to be safe at a daily dose of 6.5mg/kg/day 16, newer studies show that many years of hydroxychloroquine treatment at a "safe dose" can still lead to toxicity 6. Newer guidelines state that daily dose 5mg/kg of real weight/day can lead to toxicity. Rates and Predictors of Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Toxicity in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus FREDERICK WOLFE1 AND MICHAEL F. MARMOR2 Objective. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy is of concern because of the potential seriousness of visual loss and the medicolegal consequences of failure to detect toxicity.

    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.

    Rates of plaquenil toxicity

    Rates and Predictors of Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Toxicity., Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and Recommendations.

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  4. For women, start with 100 pounds, and add 5 pounds for every inch over 5 feet. For men, start with 106 pounds, and add 6 pounds for every inch over 5 feet. The maximum dose of Plaquenil is 6.5 mg/kg of ideal body weight per day, regardless of whether a person is overweight, underweight, or normal weight.

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    May 28, 2010 The results of this study show that definite or probable HCQ retinal toxicity occurred at a rate of 6.5 cases per 1,000 HCQ users in a large unselected population, but the rate was less than 3 per 1,000 within the first 5 years of usage, and rose toward 20 per 1,000 2% between 10 and 15 years of continuous usage. Sep 15, 2014 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. PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, in patients who have not responded satisfactorily to drugs with less potential for serious side effects.

     
  5. Gavrilich Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria Hydroxychloroquine in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Full.
     
  6. shoom XenForo Moderator

    PLAQUENIL, SUN EXPOSURE, AND EYE PAIN rheumatoid Started small, but ended being an extreme sun triggered allergy to plaquenil that covered most of my body. It's been 4 months and it's still tapering off. It was/is extreme, and almost certainly a different reaction than what you got, but would like to echo others saying to be very careful of the sun. My rheum didn't warn me about sun sensitivity.

    Sensitivity to UV light during treatment with chloroquine in.