I am borderline glaucoma and afraid that Placquenil will make me go blind. Help please?
Recently on Placquenil . Arava taking for 15 yrs. not available. Placquenil and eye, borderline g?
Added 19 Jan 2011:
Rheumy just put me on Placqenil because the Arava I took for 15 yrs, is no longer available as the company quit manufacturing Arava. the Rheumy didn't give me any other choice until I see him next month.
Hi Traysandra. With alot of these meds (Arava & methotrexate), side effects could include vision problems. I was on Plaquenil for a while and didn't have any issues. If you are prone to or have a history of eye problems the doc may just advise you to have regular eye exams.
I do wonder about the Arava not being available. My Rhumy just put me on this med a few months ago. Although I get the generic, I have not had any problems getting filled. Have you checked with other pharmacies to verify this information? Just a suggestion.
Good luck & take care!
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