Hydroxychloroquine and peripheral neuropathy

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    Hydroxychloroquine and peripheral neuropathy


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    Including our patient, there are 10 reported cases of HCQ neuromyotoxicity. Muscle biopsy consistently reveals curvilinear bodies and muscle fiber atrophy with vacuolar changes. Most cases manifest as insidious onset proximal myopathy that may be associated with peripheral neuropathy and cardiac myotoxicity. Both patients in the other group were on methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine. The onset of neuropathy was on an average 3 months range 45 days to 120 days after the initiation of leflunomide. Peripheral neuropathy was suspected clinically and proved by nerve conduction studies. All patients had paraesthesiae. Hydroxychloroquine and colchicine neuromuscular toxicity is well documented. The largest literature review on colchicine myopathy was conducted by Wilbur and Makowsky in 2004 where a database search found 75 cases. Most patients presented with proximal muscle weakness.

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  5. Drug‐induced peripheral neuropathy can begin weeks to months after initiation of treatment with a particular drug and reach a peak at, or after, the end of treatment. In most cases, the pain and paraesthesia completely resolve after cessation of treatment. However, in some cases, DIPN is only partially reversible and can be permanent 5.

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    She was also prescribed 300 mg of hydroxychloroquine per day 200 mg–400 mg alternatively on every other day for eight months. On physical examination, severe myalgia and weakness of both arms and legs were noted. The neurological examination showed no evidence suggesting peripheral neuropathy. Summary Peripheral neuropathy is found among people who take drugs with ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Methotrexate, and have High blood pressure. I took Plaquenil for Sjogren's Syndrome. It got so I couldn't walk up a curb without help before I switched to oral Methotrexate. My peripheral neuropathy actually went away too, and my rheumy thinks it was a rare, toxic side-effect of the Plaquenil.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Drug spotlight on hydroxychloroquine Lupus Foundation of. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia
     
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    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Since the side effect of vision loss is possible but rare, it is important for you to tell your doctor about any vision changes that you experience. Doctors generally recommend regular eye exams while on Plaquenil, so that early changes can be caught. Once abnormalities are discovered, toxicity has already occurred.

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  9. ringmann Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America.

    Chloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic