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 14,739 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 150 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 systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from 15,548 Plaquenil users)
Dry mouth has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 30,844 Dry mouth patients)
On Feb, 14, 2015: 14,723 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 150 people (1.02%) have Dry Mouth.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Dry mouth * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Dry mouth||20.00%||46.67%||20.00%||6.67%||6.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Dry mouth when taking Plaquenil * :
|Dry mouth||82.80%||17.20% |
Age of people who have Dry mouth when taking Plaquenil * :
|Dry mouth||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.70%||8.15%||20.00%||42.22%||25.93% |
Severity of Dry mouth when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Dry mouth||0.00%||50.00%||40.00%||10.00% |
How people recovered from Dry mouth ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Dry mouth||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (26 people, 17.33%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (26 people, 17.33%)
- Osteoporosis (26 people, 17.33%)
- Mouth ulceration (16 people, 10.67%)
- Skin ulcer (16 people, 10.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (46 people, 30.67%)
- Methotrexate (38 people, 25.33%)
- Nexium (37 people, 24.67%)
- Aredia (30 people, 20.00%)
- Zometa (30 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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