Review: could Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 7,766 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss 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 8,071 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, abdominal pain upper, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 21,018 Weight loss patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

7,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate.
Among them, 7 people (0.09%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Weight loss?

Time on Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 25 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (2 people)
  • Pain (2 people)
  • Osteoporosis (2 people)
  • Tendinous Contracture (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (3 people)
  • Methotrexate (3 people)
  • Folic Acid (3 people)
  • Fosamax (2 people)
  • Cyclophosphamide (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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