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Review: could Plaquenil cause Anemia - iron deficiency?

Summary: Anemia - iron deficiency could be caused by Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Ramipril, and have Heart disease congenital.

We study 14,631 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Anemia - iron deficiency and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,430 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Plaquenil include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, joint pain, fatigue aggravated.

Anemia - iron deficiency

Anemia - iron deficiency (latest reports from 113 patients) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, stress and anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, asthma.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 14,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Anemia - Iron Deficiency. They amount to 1.05% of all the 95 people who have Anemia - Iron Deficiency on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anemia - iron deficiency in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Anemia - iron deficiency * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anemia - iron deficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anemia - iron deficiency when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Anemia - iron deficiency100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Anemia - iron deficiency when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anemia - iron deficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Anemia - iron deficiency when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anemia - iron deficiency0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Anemia - iron deficiency ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anemia - iron deficiency0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Heart disease congenital (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Lupus (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Heart rate increased (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Chronic depression (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Lupus anticoagulants (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ramipril (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Verapamil hydrochloride (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Escitalopram (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Jantoven (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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