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Plaquenil for a 45-year old man





Summary: 481 male patients aged 45 (±5) who take the same drug are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 45 year old male patient who has Rheumatoid Arthritis. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (view latest outcomes from 15,517 users)

What is the condition

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Prednisone, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil. (latest reports from Rheumatoid Arthritis 218,505 patients)

On Dec, 18, 2014: 481 males aged 45 (±5) who take Plaquenil are studied

Plaquenil outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 45

Gender: male

Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Drugs taking:
- Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate): used for 1 - 6 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Plaquenil is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/a

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Skin Lesion (redness)AnxietyVision BlurredAsthenia (weakness)Pain ManagementMouth Ulceration (mouth ulcers)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedPain
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Blood Potassium DecreasedCondition AggravatedBursitis Infective (the bursa can become infected, this is called infected bursitis)Vision BlurredVentricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)Pyrexia (fever)
Dyshidrosis (skin condition in which blisters develop on the soles of your feet and/or the palms of hands)Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)Interstitial Lung DiseaseFistula (an abnormal connection or passageway between two)Ringing In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)Troponin IncreasedArthralgia (joint pain)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)Headache (pain in head)Corneal ThinningArthritis Bacterial (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints due to bacterial infection)DiarrhoeaRheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
Rash Pruritic (redness with itching)Skin UlcerAbdominal DiscomfortArthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)Pyrexia (fever)Depression
Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin)Liver Transplant Rejection (failure of liver transplant)Ringing In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)Urine Lactic Acid IncreasedDyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Weight Decreased
Drug IneffectiveVomiting NosIron Deficiency AnemiaCardiac Failure CongestiveAnxiety
Ear DisorderLip And/or Oral Cavity Cancer (cancer of lip or mouth)Orthopnoea (shortness of breath)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Eosinophil Count IncreasedDrug Effect DecreasedDyspnoea Paroxysmal Nocturnal (respiratory distress that awakens patients from sleep)Chest Pain
Hepatic Enzyme IncreasedPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Cough

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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