Taking baseline eye examination before starting plaquenil

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    Taking baseline eye examination before starting plaquenil


    In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias (joint pain), dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    Great that you're getting a baseline eye exam before you start taking it so that the doctors have something to compare to at subsequent visits. You should get a Plaquenil eye exam yearly on this medication. For many, Plaquenil has helped symptoms a lot. If you take Plaquenil for your inflammatory disease, your ophthalmologist will check for damage to the retina in the back of the eye while you take the drug. My Scleroderma/morphea is spreading above my eye so I am pretty urgently looking to get on Plaquenil but obviously don't want to potentially screw up my eyesight! Does this sound right, starting the Plaquenil before a baseline test can be done? I made an appointment with my family doctor next week so that I can discuss it with her.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Taking baseline eye examination before starting plaquenil

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  4. 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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    Is there a diagnosis for a baseline exam before patient starts plaquenil? Zella Posted Wed 05th of September, 2012 AM Do you only code the condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or sarcoidosis when coding an exam, vf or oct prior to patient starting high risk medication. or is there a V code for premedication exam? I think I was on plaquenil for a few months before starting my eye exams. I've been taking plaquenil for over 15 years now without any problems. Yes, my RD told me to get a baseline exam within a month or two of starting Plaquenil and every 6 months thereafter. Yes, my RD required an exam before I started Plaquenil. Abnormal test is the visual field test, you may be asked to repeat it to make sure of the results. You will be told if any other tests are necessary and when you should be screened again. In cases of possible retinopathy, you will be recommended to continue taking 8 9 Macular Society Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine

     
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    The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil Aug 29, 2014 This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. The side effect that is of greatest concern is retinal toxicity.

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