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Review: could Plaquenil cause Blindness?

We study 14,693 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

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,500 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Blindness

Blindness (latest reports from 65,771 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, erection problems, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 45 people (0.31%) have Blindness.

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%4.35%13.04%73.91%0.00%4.35%4.35%

Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Blindness53.45%46.55%

Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blindness0.00%0.00%0.00%4.88%2.44%2.44%58.54%31.71%

Severity of Blindness when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Blindness0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Blindness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Blindness0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Joint deposit (20 people, 44.44%)
  2. Spinal column stenosis (20 people, 44.44%)
  3. Calcinosis (18 people, 40.00%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 15.56%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (7 people, 15.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Klonopin (21 people, 46.67%)
  2. Concerta (20 people, 44.44%)
  3. Remeron (20 people, 44.44%)
  4. Lamictal (20 people, 44.44%)
  5. Vicodin (16 people, 35.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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