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Review: could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Optic neuropathy?

Summary: Optic neuropathy is reported only by a few people who take Hydroxychloroquine sulfate.

We study 7,653 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. 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 systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from 7,911 Hydroxychloroquine sulfate users)

Optic neuropathy

Optic neuropathy (optic nerve damage) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, erection problems, hiv infection, hepatitis c. (latest reports from 981 Optic neuropathy patients)

On Apr, 20, 2015: 7,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Optic Neuropathy.

Trend of Optic neuropathy in Hydroxychloroquine sulfate reports

Time on Hydroxychloroquine sulfate when people have Optic neuropathy * :


Gender of people who have Optic neuropathy when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :

Optic neuropathy100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Optic neuropathy when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :

Optic neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Severity of Optic neuropathy when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate ** :


How people recovered from Optic neuropathy ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :


Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sulfasalazine (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Prednisolone (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Leflunomide (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Ibuprofen (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Methotrexate sodium (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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