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Plaquenil for a 50-year old man

This is a personalized study for a 50 year old male patient who has Rheumatoid Arthritis. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 479 male patients aged 50 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,494 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

What is the condition

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) (latest reports from 307,554 patients) can be treated by Methotrexate, Methotrexate Sodium, Enbrel, Prednisone, Humira, Plaquenil.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 479 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)
100.00%
(2 of 2 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 LesionAnxietyVision BlurredAstheniaRinging In The EarsMouth UlcerationBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedPain
UrticariaBlood Potassium DecreasedCondition AggravatedBursitis InfectivePain ManagementVentricular TachycardiaPyrexia
DyshidrosisEncephalopathyInterstitial Lung DiseaseFistulaVision BlurredTroponin IncreasedArthralgia
Stevens-johnson SyndromeHeadacheCorneal ThinningArthritis BacterialDiarrhoeaRheumatoid Arthritis
Rash PruriticSkin UlcerRinging In The EarsArthritisPyrexiaDepression
Rash ErythematousLiver Transplant RejectionAbdominal DiscomfortIron Deficiency AnemiaDyspnoea ExertionalWeight Decreased
Drug IneffectiveVomiting NosUrine Lactic Acid IncreasedCardiac Failure CongestiveAnxiety
Ear DisorderLip And/or Oral Cavity CancerOrthopnoeaOedema Peripheral
Eosinophil Count IncreasedDrug Effect DecreasedDyspnoea Paroxysmal NocturnalChest Pain
Hepatic Enzyme IncreasedPalpitationsRenal Failure AcuteCough

* 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.

You can also:

Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis
- group for people who take Plaquenil

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • After 1 week of taking Hydroxychloroquine developed symptoms like a urinary tract infection

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Wondering if sinusitis is a side effect of methotrexate?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Have constant muscle soreness particularly after activity or after standing for 30 minutes. Soreness is severe in the evenings. Leg twitching (restless leg) at night when trying to sleep. Particularly bad aching in feet and lower legs, but have problems with hips as well. Arms and back ache also but not as bad as legs.

    Reply

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