Plaquenil ototoxicity

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    Plaquenil ototoxicity


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    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. The alternative to Plaquenil is a slightly different anti malarial called Quinacrine. Plaquenil replaced Quinacrine formerly called Atabrine for anti malarial prophylaxis so now the Quinacrine has to be made up into pills or gel capsules by a compounding pharmacy. If you google you will find details of compounding pharmacies. A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years. 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.

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

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    Less-common reactions to Plaquenil therapy include leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and ototoxicity. Tell your patient to notify her health care provider if she has fever, chills, sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, ringing in her ears, or changes in hearing. PLAQUENIL with drugs known to induce retinal toxicity, such as tamoxifen, is not recommended. Careful ophthalmologic examination should be more frequent and adapted to the patient, in the I suffer from lupus which is an autoimmune disease, recently my Rheumatologist has wanted me to go on a new medication called plaquenil to help stop flares. One of the first side effects listed for plaquenil is "May cause ringing in the ears" naturally I refused to take it and the following conversation ensued

     
  8. Smolnyi Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Hydroxychloroquine - American Osteopathic College of. ACD A-Z of Skin - Hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine in dermatology New perspectives on an.
     
  9. slick Guest

    On the Mechanism of Chloroquine Resistance in Plasmodium. Resistance to chloroquine of malaria strains is known to be associated with a parasite protein named PfCRT, the mutated form of which is able to reduce chloroquine accumulation in the digestive vacuole of the pathogen. Whether the protein mediates extrusion of the drug acting as a channel or as a carrier and which is the protonation state of its chloroquine substrate is the subject of a.

    Chloroquine Oral Route Proper Use - Mayo Clinic