Review: could Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate cause Optic Neuropathy?


Optic neuropathy is reported only by a few people who take Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate. We study 7,801 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1 have Optic neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Optic neuropathy and more.

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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 8,841 users)

Optic Neuropathy

Optic neuropathy (optic nerve damage) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, atrial fibrillation/flutter, erection problems, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 1,071 Optic neuropathy patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

7,801 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate.
Among them, 1 person (0.01%) has Optic Neuropathy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Optic neuropathy?

Gender of people who have Optic Neuropathy when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Optic Neuropathy when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sarcoidosis (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Hypertension (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (1 person, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Metoprolol (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (1 person, 100.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Vision Blurred (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Toxicity To Various Agents (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Rash Erythematous (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Papilloedema (1 person, 100.00%)
  • Oropharyngeal Pain (1 person, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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