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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 14,744 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 151 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 15,556 Plaquenil users)

Dry mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 30,856 Dry mouth patients)

On Apr, 15, 2015: 14,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 151 people (1.02%) 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 mouth18.75%43.75%18.75%6.25%12.50%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Dry mouth82.91%17.09%

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%3.68%8.09%19.85%41.91%26.47%

Severity of Dry mouth when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry mouth0.00%45.45%36.36%18.18%

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 (27 people, 17.88%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (26 people, 17.22%)
  3. Osteoporosis (26 people, 17.22%)
  4. Skin ulcer (16 people, 10.60%)
  5. Mouth ulceration (16 people, 10.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (47 people, 31.13%)
  2. Methotrexate (39 people, 25.83%)
  3. Nexium (37 people, 24.50%)
  4. Aredia (30 people, 19.87%)
  5. Zometa (30 people, 19.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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