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 Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Blindness with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 26,525 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 02, 2017
26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 74 people (0.28%) have Blindness
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Plaquenil when people have Blindness *:
- < 1 month: 8.33 %
- 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
- 1 - 2 years: 50.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
- 10+ years: 16.67 %
Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:
- female: 70.42 %
- male: 29.58 %
Age of people who have Blindness when taking Plaquenil *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 4.08 %
- 30-39: 2.04 %
- 40-49: 10.2 %
- 50-59: 28.57 %
- 60+: 55.1 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (30 people, 40.54%)
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (11 people, 14.86%)
- Spinal Column Stenosis (7 people, 9.46%)
- Pain (7 people, 9.46%)
- Joint Deposit (7 people, 9.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (17 people, 22.97%)
- Enbrel (14 people, 18.92%)
- Humira (13 people, 17.57%)
- Arava (11 people, 14.86%)
- Synthroid (10 people, 13.51%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (13 people, 17.57%)
- Pain (12 people, 16.22%)
- Vision Blurred (11 people, 14.86%)
- Macular Degeneration (11 people, 14.86%)
- Breathing Difficulty (11 people, 14.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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