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Review: could Plaquenil cause Dry mouth?





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 Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,712 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 149 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 15,520 users)

Dry mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Dry mouth 30,429 patients)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 149 people (1.01%) have Dry Mouth.

Trend of Dry mouth in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Dry mouth * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry mouth21.43%42.86%21.43%7.14%7.14%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Dry mouth82.69%17.31%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry mouth0.00%0.00%0.00%3.73%8.21%19.40%42.54%26.12%

Severity of Dry mouth when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry mouth0.00%44.44%44.44%11.11%

How people recovered from Dry mouth ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry mouth0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (26 people, 17.45%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (26 people, 17.45%)
  3. Osteoporosis (26 people, 17.45%)
  4. Mouth ulceration (16 people, 10.74%)
  5. Skin ulcer (16 people, 10.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (46 people, 30.87%)
  2. Methotrexate (38 people, 25.50%)
  3. Nexium (37 people, 24.83%)
  4. Aredia (30 people, 20.13%)
  5. Zometa (30 people, 20.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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