Plaquenil and Blindness - from FDA reports
Blindness is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Blindness with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,504 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA , and is updated regularly.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
On Jul, 22, 2017
31,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 89 people (0.28%) have Blindness
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Plaquenil when people have Blindness *:
- < 1 month: 15.38 %
- 1 - 6 months: 7.69 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
- 1 - 2 years: 46.15 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
- 10+ years: 15.38 %
Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:
- female: 71.76 %
- male: 28.24 %
Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 4.84 %
- 30-39: 1.61 %
- 40-49: 8.06 %
- 50-59: 27.42 %
- 60+: 58.06 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (8 people, 8.99%)
- Spinal Column Stenosis (7 people, 7.87%)
- Joint Deposit (7 people, 7.87%)
- Osteoporosis (6 people, 6.74%)
- Calcinosis (6 people, 6.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (18 people, 20.22%)
- Humira (15 people, 16.85%)
- Enbrel (15 people, 16.85%)
- Arava (14 people, 15.73%)
- Synthroid (13 people, 14.61%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (17 people, 19.10%)
- Vision Blurred (16 people, 17.98%)
- Macular Degeneration (14 people, 15.73%)
- Stroke (12 people, 13.48%)
- Breathing Difficulty (12 people, 13.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Subscribe to the study: get notified of updates to the study.
Do you have Blindness when taking Plaquenil?
Expand the study to include all drugs with the same ingredientsBlindness and drugs with ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate.
Expand the study to include reports from both FDA and eHealthMeBlindness and Plaquenil from FDA and eHealthMe reports
Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 33,452 users)
Blindness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes (latest reports from 21,421 Blindness patients).
Browse all side effects of Plaquenila b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with BlindnessBlindness
Could your condition cause BlindnessBlindness
What would happen?
Can you answer these questions?
I recently started gabapentin for nerve pain and fibromyalgia however have been taking plaquinel for years for arthritis. My question is, do I really need both? I have researched and found gabapentin can be used for many conditions including arthritis. I also know you don't have to ween off of ...
I have been sick seven years at first they told everyone it was Fibromyalgia, then my ANA was positive with speckled pattern and sjorgens syndrom, now I have been diagnosed with hypermobility joint syndrom, which is crazy because my joints have NEVER been flexible and still aren't The dr ...
I've had RA for 26 years. I was on Methotrexate for 24 of those years. I've tried Xeljanz for a month. Made me weak, nauseous, major headaches etc. Tried Enbrel, results not good. Humira, results were no effect or side effects, can't afford. However it seems Zyrtec seems to help my allergies and ...
You may be interested in these reviews
Hi my name is Sheri i am a new member here and would like to introduce myself.i am 49 and have RA .i am currently diagnosed and started 300 mg of plaquinil. And now am having a horrible metallic taste in my mouth....Does anybody else experience this and is it normal.Does it go away. Does anyone ...
My son was diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder) form of Lupus at the age of 10. He was put on Plaquenil and remained on it for 10 years. He had a relatively normal childhood and teenage years. Now fast forward at the age of 23 he was experiencing psychotic episodes where he ...
I took plaquenil for over a year and now have discoloration on my forehead. My RA doc said it was due to my plaquenil. He discontinued my prescription about 5 months ago but the discoloration has not faded. Does anyone know how long it should take for it to fade?
I was diagnosed with RA last year. I'm now on both plaquenil and meloxicam. I often skip days to see how I feel. Presently I'm out of plaquenil and due to the change in My insurance, it now costs $150 for a months supply of plaquenil!!! There are other alternatives out there, had anyone been ...