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Review: could Plaquenil cause Blood pressure increased (High blood pressure)?

Summary: Blood pressure increased is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,750 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 454 have Blood pressure increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood pressure increased and more.

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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 15,559 Plaquenil users)

Blood pressure increased

Blood pressure increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 329,819 Blood pressure increased patients)

On Apr, 3, 2015: 14,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 454 people (3.08%) have Blood Pressure Increased.

Trend of Blood pressure increased in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Blood pressure increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood pressure increased17.39%30.43%17.39%0.00%13.04%13.04%8.70%

Gender of people who have Blood pressure increased when taking Plaquenil * :

Blood pressure increased78.11%21.89%

Age of people who have Blood pressure increased when taking Plaquenil * :

Blood pressure increased0.00%0.00%0.25%1.25%7.02%21.05%31.83%38.60%

Severity of Blood pressure increased when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Blood pressure increased0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Blood pressure increased ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Blood pressure increased16.67%33.33%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (211 people, 46.48%)
  2. Osteoporosis (71 people, 15.64%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (57 people, 12.56%)
  4. Hypertension (57 people, 12.56%)
  5. Prophylaxis (34 people, 7.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (122 people, 26.87%)
  2. Methotrexate (119 people, 26.21%)
  3. Folic acid (119 people, 26.21%)
  4. Vioxx (87 people, 19.16%)
  5. Remicade (79 people, 17.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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