Ocular side effects of chloroquine therapy

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    Ocular side effects of chloroquine therapy


    Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine: Incidence not known Some side effects of hydroxychloroquine may occur that usually do not need medical attention.

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    Chloroquine has also been tested in clinical trials as an antiretroviral agent against HIV and as a radiosensitizer and chemosensitizer for human cancer therapy. However, the side effects of Chloroquine, including ocular toxicities, limit its long-term use 2-4,6. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur Incidence not known. Anxiety attempts at killing oneself back, leg, or stomach pains black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools blurred or decreased vision change in near or distance vision Ocular complication is a major long term adverse event of chloroquine. The present study was carried out to determine the ocular side effects of chloroquine in patients with rheumatic diseases.

    Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.

    Ocular side effects of chloroquine therapy

    Chloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions., Chloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic

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  6. Long-term therapy with chloroquine can lead to irreversible retinal damage and serious loss of visual acuity and visual field. Not only are the retinal changes irreversible but they may continue to progress after discontinuance of the drug.

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    Ocular side effects include pupillary dilation, redness, dryness, blurred vision, and a temporary bluish discoloration to the vision. The Academy of Ophthalmology cautions the use of this drug in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Aralen chloroquine is an antimalarial drug used for the treatment of malaria and extraintestinal amebiasis. Common side effects are reduced hearing, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Dosage, drug interactions, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety are provided. Along with its needed effects, chloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking chloroquine Incidence not known. Anxiety; attempts at killing oneself

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Pill Identifier - Find Pills by Color, Shape, Imprint. - WebMD PLAQUENIL Pill Images White / Figure eight-shape Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage.
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist.

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  10. Del Piero Moderator

    Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision The changes are most often permanent, but in some cases, vision has improved. Most rheumatologists recommend patients undergo a baseline eye examination prior to starting Plaquenil and be re-examined in the future depending on their risk for developing the condition. Risk factors include advanced age and having pre-existing retinal disease.

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