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Review: could Plaquenil cause Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence?

Summary: Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence could be caused by Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,631 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,430 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence

Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence (latest reports from 491,758 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 14,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 142 people (0.97%) have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence. They amount to 0.03% of all the 491,613 people who have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence66.67%0.00%11.11%0.00%22.22%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence93.01%6.99%

Age of people who have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence0.00%0.00%2.59%3.45%4.31%17.24%35.34%37.07%

Severity of Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (39 people, 27.46%)
  2. Depression (23 people, 16.20%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (19 people, 13.38%)
  4. Arthritis (17 people, 11.97%)
  5. Osteoporosis (16 people, 11.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (36 people, 25.35%)
  2. Neurontin (36 people, 25.35%)
  3. Celebrex (35 people, 24.65%)
  4. Folic acid (29 people, 20.42%)
  5. Vitamin d (29 people, 20.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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