Plaquenil and Dry mouth - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 240 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth 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 28,335 users)

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 47,929 Dry mouth patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 240 people (0.9%) have Dry Mouth


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Dry mouth?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Dry Mouth *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 22.22 %

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

  • female: 82.5 %
  • male: 17.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.19 %
  • 30-39: 6.91 %
  • 40-49: 17.55 %
  • 50-59: 40.43 %
  • 60+: 31.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (74 people, 30.83%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (40 people, 16.67%)
  • Osteoporosis (28 people, 11.67%)
  • Pain (22 people, 9.17%)
  • Fibromyalgia (19 people, 7.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (67 people, 27.92%)
  • Prednisone (57 people, 23.75%)
  • Enbrel (49 people, 20.42%)
  • Nexium (40 people, 16.67%)
  • Synthroid (33 people, 13.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (63 people, 26.25%)
  • Pain (62 people, 25.83%)
  • Dry Eyes (57 people, 23.75%)
  • Fatigue (56 people, 23.33%)
  • Joint Pain (55 people, 22.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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