Review: could Plaquenil cause Dry Mouth?


Dry mouth is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 17,964 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.

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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 18,652 users)

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with nervousness, breathing difficulty, malaise, pain, urinary tract infection (latest reports from 33,702 Dry mouth patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

17,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 178 people (0.99%) have Dry Mouth

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Dry mouth?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Dry Mouth *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 47.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.88 %

Gender of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 85.96 %
  • male: 14.04 %

Age of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.79 %
  • 30-39: 8.22 %
  • 40-49: 19.86 %
  • 50-59: 39.73 %
  • 60+: 27.4 %

Severity if Dry Mouth when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 38.46 %
  • severe: 46.15 %
  • most severe: 15.38 %

How people recovered from Dry Mouth **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 88.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (38 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (32 people)
  • Osteoporosis (26 people)
  • Skin Ulcer (17 people)
  • Mouth Ulceration (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (54 people)
  • Methotrexate (44 people)
  • Nexium (37 people)
  • Zometa (31 people)
  • Synthroid (31 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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