Who have Blindness with Plaquenil?


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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 25,786 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 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 systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,276 users)

Blindness

Blindness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 19,553 Blindness patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

25,786 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 73 people (0.28%) have Blindness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Blindness?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Blindness *:

  • < 1 month: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 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: 70 %
  • male: 30 %

Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.17 %
  • 30-39: 4.17 %
  • 40-49: 10.42 %
  • 50-59: 29.17 %
  • 60+: 52.08 %

Severity of Blindness **:

  • 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 co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (17 people, 23.29%)
  • Humira (13 people, 17.81%)
  • Enbrel (13 people, 17.81%)
  • Synthroid (11 people, 15.07%)
  • Prednisone. (11 people, 15.07%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Plaquenil, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Spinal Column Stenosis (7 people, 9.59%)
  • Joint Deposit (7 people, 9.59%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 8.22%)
  • Calcinosis (6 people, 8.22%)
  • Asthma (4 people, 5.48%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (13 people, 17.81%)
  • Pain (12 people, 16.44%)
  • Vision Blurred (11 people, 15.07%)
  • Macular Degeneration (11 people, 15.07%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (11 people, 15.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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