Review: could Plaquenil cause Blindness?
We study 14,683 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Blindness. Find out below who they are, when they have Blindness and more.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,485 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Blindness (latest reports from 67,021 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, erection problems, osteoporosis.
On Aug, 19, 2014: 14,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 45 people (0.31%) have Blindness. They amount to 0.07% of all the 66,979 people who have Blindness on eHealthMe.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Blindness * :
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Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil * :
Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil * :
Severity of Blindness when taking Plaquenil ** :
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How people recovered from Blindness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Joint deposit (20 people, 44.44%)
- Spinal column stenosis (20 people, 44.44%)
- Calcinosis (18 people, 40.00%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 15.56%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (7 people, 15.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Klonopin (21 people, 46.67%)
- Concerta (20 people, 44.44%)
- Remeron (20 people, 44.44%)
- Lamictal (20 people, 44.44%)
- Vicodin (16 people, 35.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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