Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and Optic neuropathy - from FDA reports


Optic neuropathy is reported only by a few people who take Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate. We study 8,723 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA. Among them, 4 have Optic neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Optic neuropathy and more.

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On Aug, 24, 2017

8,723 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate.
Among them, 4 people (0.05%) have 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: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

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: 50 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seronegative Arthritis (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Sarcoidosis (1 person, 25.00%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Sulfasalazine (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Methotrexate Sodium (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Leflunomide (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (1 person, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rash Erythematous (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Oropharyngeal Pain (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Halo Vision (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Diarrhea (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Arrhythmias (1 person, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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