Review: Plaquenil and Ibuprofen
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Plaquenil and Ibuprofen. It is created by eHealthMe based on 680 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Plaquenil (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is used in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, sjogren syndrome, arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, autoimmune disorder
Ibuprofen (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is used in pain, headache, back pain - low, inflammation, arthritis, fever
On Dec, 4, 2013: 680 people who reported to have interactions when taking Plaquenil, Ibuprofen are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate)
- Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Plaquenil, Ibuprofen:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||99|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||86|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||66|
|Headache (pain in head)||61|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||56|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Plaquenil, Ibuprofen:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (eustachian tube problems like clearing the ears when flying, suffering infection, and recurring ear infection)||22|
|Rhinitis Allergic (inflammation of the nasal airways due to allergy)||22|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||15|
|Tracheitis (an inflammation of the trachea)||11|
|Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)||11|
|Pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx, causing a sore throat)||11|
|Otitis Media Acute (rapid inflammation of the middle ear)||11|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By john: I have been diagnoised with the follow medical descriptions how should i be treated for these conditions
(for a 48 year old man who has Degenenerative Disc Disease With Spodylosis And Recurrent Strain, Thorcaolumbar Spine, and takes Motrin)
I have swelling and pain in both of my knees that comes and goes and some times stays for a period of time. lower to mid back pain that comes and goes. But sometimes stays for a period of time causing mid to upper level pain as to limit my movement. right big toe swells up with upper level pain that ...
(Number of patients like john: 1,021)
- By Zdanr: I have primary hyperparathyroidism with an adenoma and an igm of 16. can you tell me if the study was ever done on this combination.
(for a 55 year old woman who has Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Low IgM, and takes Amlodipine Besylate, ASA, Furosemide, Isosorbide Dinitrate, Synthroid, Nitroglycerin, Ranexa, Vivelle-dot, Cymbalta, Nitrostat, Crestor, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)
Was given t-131 at age 16 and have virtually no thyroid gland. I also have systemic and coronary vasospasms that have caused heart damage, an unspecified autoimmune disease with elevated ANA, osteoporosis, normal calcium levels, parathyroid hormone of 117, an identified adenoma of the parathyroid, ...
(Number of patients like Zdanr: 9,540)
- By Luke: Should someone with discoid lupus and only one kidney be taking hydrochlorothiazide for water retention?
(for a 69 year old man who has Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, and takes Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)
taking 25mg of hydrochlorothiazide for water retention only.
(Number of patients like Luke: 507)
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- By greeneyedgal: Plaquinil use shortness of breath
(for a 64 year old woman who has Osteoarthritis, and takes Plaquenil)
Approximately 4 months after starting Plaquenil, I observed I was experiencing SOB while lifting the patient I was caring for, also had severe muscle weakness. I had been out of the country for several weeks and thought I might have picked up something while in The Dominican. I was also losing wei ...
(Number of patients like greeneyedgal: 889)
- By Chelette: Understanding and living with cancer
(for a 42 year old woman who has PRES & Subararachnoid Hemorrhagge. Brain Damage, Focal Epilepsy, Encephalopathy., and takes Lamictal, Keppra, Dilantin, Lorazepam, Seroquel, Slow-k, Miralax, Lovenox, Ondansetron, Ibuprofen, Sennosides, Folic Acid, Hycodan)
After having one treatment of Gemzar, I had a sever reaction, which caused me to have many seizures. This caused me to developed PRES, which in turn has caused me to have brain damage.When I came out of my induced coma I did not know where I was, nor did I know who my family members were. I could no ...
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
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- Ibuprofen is used in:
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