Review: could Plaquenil cause Blindness?


Summary

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 Synthroid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 17,964 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Blindness. Find out below who they are, when they have Blindness and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 19,931 users)

Blindness

Blindness has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, blindness unilateral, staphylococcal infection, hypoaesthesia facial (latest reports from 14,818 Blindness patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

17,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 43 people (0.24%) have Blindness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Blindness?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Blindness *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 60 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 65.85 %
  • male: 34.15 %

Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4 %
  • 30-39: 4 %
  • 40-49: 4 %
  • 50-59: 40 %
  • 60+: 48 %

Severity if Blindness when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Blindness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people)
  • Spinal Column Stenosis (7 people)
  • Joint Deposit (7 people)
  • Calcinosis (6 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (9 people)
  • Vicodin (8 people)
  • Methotrexate (8 people)
  • Klonopin (8 people)
  • Remeron (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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