Baseline reading for plaquenil therapy

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    Baseline reading for plaquenil therapy


    Pattern of Retinopathy: Although the locus of toxic damage is parafoveal in many eyes, Asian patients often show an extramacular pattern of damage. Dose: We recommend a maximum daily HCQ use of 5.0 mg/kg real weight, which correlates better with risk than ideal weight.

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    A risk factor for Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine retinotoxicity is a daily dose that exceeds 5.0 mg of drug per kg of body weight. The tool on the right simply calculates this threshold based on a ppatient’s real body weight. It’s important to understand that the daily dose is only one risk factor for plaquenil retinotoxicity. Baseline Examination. All patients beginning long-term HCQ or CQ therapy should have a baseline ophthalmologic examination within the first year of starting the drug to document any complicating ocular conditions and to establish a record of the fundus appearance and functional status. Plaquenil is a pretty widely used drug so I figure she should have an opinion on it. I would feel more comfortable having the baseline exam done first BUT I am pretty eager to get started on it ASAP as my eye is starting to bug me due to the morphea that is slowly spreading.

    Risk of Toxicity: The risk of toxicity is dependent on daily dose and duration of use. There are no similar demographic data for CQ, but dose comparisons in older literature suggest using 2.3 mg/kg real weight.

    Baseline reading for plaquenil therapy

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    Previous 30 recommendations by the AAO to limit HCQ dosing to 6.5 mg/kg of ideal body weight have been 31 revised to 5 mg/kg of actual body weight 5. Some authors recommend 6.5 mg/kg of actual 32 body weight with a cap at 400 mg per day and further adjustments for renal insufficiency 10. Reading only helps reduce your stress if you pick something you enjoy that won't upset you. Reading the news may not be the best choice if it makes you feel angry or helpless. Pick a novel where you can escape into another world. Or read about an activity that you enjoy-- a hobby, travel, cooking. Take note of how you feel after your reading break. The issues are reading, color and night vision. Patient 2 69 year old male presents with a history of long term plaquenil use. Diagnosed with RA at age 19 now has almost no use of his hands. Has had 10 surgeries mostly joint replacements, stopped all drugs last year after a life threatening infection now starting back on therapy.

     
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    Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus Plaquenil What You Need to Know. Contents What is Plaquenil. If you have psoriasis, Plaquenil may make your condition worse. Talk to your doctor if you have this condition. You can also monitor yourself between visits with a special grid called an Amsler grid, which can be obtained through your ophthalmologist.

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