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Plaquenil and Orencia
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Nicey10502 posted:
Hi all. I have been on Orencia since July 2006 and Plaquenil before that. I have noticed for a while that immediately after my treatment of IV Orencia my eyesight became a bit blurred where I could not see fine print with or without my glasses.It wasn't really troublesome to me, but I did happen to mention it to my Rheumatologist at my last month visit. He suggested that the next time I got my Orencia IV treatment which was today ,that I was to stop taking the Plaquenil the day before and the morning of the treatment which is what I did. Well.. today after the treatment I noticed such a big difference that it surprised me. My vision was a okay. My doctor feels that with me the combination for the day that I am getting the Orencia with the Plaquenil in my system is causing the blurred vision. Anyone else notice this problem?
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cbrown08 responded:
I've noticed that I have difficulties seeing period. I have never paid attn to during the infusion, which I got today, but I'll have to watch next month and see how things go. Maybe if I stop the day before and the day of my vision wont be so poor. I'm having difficulty focusing in on this email.
 
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Nicey10502 responded:
Hi Cbrown are you on Orencia as well. The Plaquenil is known by itself to cause changes in vision. Let me know how things go. I do have frequent eye exams.
 
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pinkylee001 responded:
Nicey10502

How are you doing on the Orencia? I will be starting this next week or as soon as my insurance approves it. Any other side affects? I have a very sensitive system, I can't take plaquenil, mxt & now Enbrel.

Happy New Year!

Pinkylee


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