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Related topic: Plaquenil, Blindness

Review: could Plaquenil cause Blindness?

Summary: Blindness could be caused by Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Klonopin, and have Joint deposit.

We study 14,631 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Blindness. Find out below who they are, when they have Blindness 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.

Blindness

Blindness (latest reports from 64,915 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, erection problems, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 14,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 44 people (0.30%) have Blindness. They amount to 0.07% of all the 65,150 people who have Blindness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blindness in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Blindness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blindness0.00%0.00%13.64%77.27%0.00%4.55%4.55%

Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Blindness52.63%47.37%

Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blindness0.00%0.00%0.00%5.00%0.00%2.50%60.00%32.50%

Severity of Blindness when taking Plaquenil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blindness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Joint deposit (20 people, 45.45%)
  2. Spinal column stenosis (20 people, 45.45%)
  3. Calcinosis (18 people, 40.91%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 15.91%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (7 people, 15.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Klonopin (21 people, 47.73%)
  2. Remeron (20 people, 45.45%)
  3. Concerta (20 people, 45.45%)
  4. Lamictal (20 people, 45.45%)
  5. Vicodin (15 people, 34.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (23 hours ago):

  • One year prior to blindness occurring I had a total hysterectomy, then an intestinal infection of some kind, I was given the above antibiotics, I had a seizure from them, fell into the shower and had a slight head injury. CT was normal. Medications discontinued. One year later, I woke up with a headache on March 31st, by April 3rd I was blind in my right eye. MRV was inconclusive, MRI normal, CT to be determined. I have put on 50 lbs. even though I am active and watch my diet.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I was on plaquenil and prednisone, then on cellcept and now am on benlysta, not on all at once

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Still in the process of being diagnosed with type of lupus and Vascilitus

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