Phototoxic reaction to plaquenil

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    Phototoxic reaction to plaquenil


    The reaction can be phototoxic and/or photoallergic. Phototoxic reactions result from direct damage to tissue caused by light activation of the photosensitising agent, whilst photoallergic reactions are a cell-mediated immune response in which the is the light-activated photosensitising agent.

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    Phototoxic drug reactions, besides happening much more often, will supposedly occur in all individuals exposed to high enough doses of either the drug or the radiation at the appropriate wavelengths. 5 The phototoxic reaction is the result of direct tissue and cellular injury by a photoproduct. 4 Usually, it is dose dependent and does not require prior sensitization. 6 It occurs minutes to hours after sunlight exposure and manifests clinically as exaggerated sunburn with associated burning. Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Feb 19, 2020 PLAQUENIL should be administered with caution in patients having glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase G-6-PD deficiency. Dermatologic Effects. Dermatologic reactions to PLAQUENIL may occur and, therefore, proper care should be exercised when it is administered to any patient receiving a drug with a significant tendency to produce dermatitis.

    Although some oral photosensitising medications can cause photoallergic reactions, most cause phototoxic reactions. Photoallergic reactions occur less commonly than phototoxic reactions and are mostly caused by photosensitising topical agents.

    Phototoxic reaction to plaquenil

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  5. It has been shown that an increase in inspired oxygen markedly enhances retinal phototoxicity and so a low inspired oxygen concentration was used for the patient during the procedure. 1, 3 The patient discontinued hydroxychloroquine treatment following the surgery to her left eye but ophthalmologists should be aware of the risk of phototoxic retinal lesions in patients taking photosensitising pharmacological agents particularly for underlying potential photosensitising systemic conditions.

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    The reaction induced by psoralens, for the most part, is nonphotodynamic. Acute phototoxic reactions are characterized by erythema and edema followed by hyperpigmentation. Long-term ultraviolet phototoxicity results in chronic sun damage and skin cancer formation. There are two types of reactions that can increase our sensitivity to the sun. One is called Photoallergic. The other is called a Phototoxic reaction. Both require the combination of medicines and sunlight to occur. Phototoxic reaction happens when the drug is activated by the sun’s rays and the skin is damaged. This often looks like a sunburn. Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Humira, and have Pain

     
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    Plaquenil and hairloss - HealthBoards Plaquenil will eventually help your hair loss, but that will be a very slow process over a long period of time since plaquenil builds up in your body pretty slowly. And you should keep your head a scalp protected from the sun as VeeJ said.

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