Plaquenil and Eye pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Eye pain is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 90 have Eye pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Eye pain 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)

Eye Pain

Eye pain has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, dry eyes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 22,821 Eye pain patients).

On Jan, 17, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 90 people (0.34%) have Eye Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Eye pain?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Eye Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Eye Pain when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 85.23 %
  • male: 14.77 %

Age of people who have Eye Pain when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.54 %
  • 30-39: 1.54 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 21.54 %
  • 60+: 52.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (36 people, 40.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (11 people, 12.22%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (9 people, 10.00%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (5 people, 5.56%)
  • Pain (5 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (23 people, 25.56%)
  • Enbrel (20 people, 22.22%)
  • Prednisone (15 people, 16.67%)
  • Folic Acid (12 people, 13.33%)
  • Humira (11 people, 12.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (33 people, 36.67%)
  • Weakness (22 people, 24.44%)
  • Vision Blurred (21 people, 23.33%)
  • Fatigue (19 people, 21.11%)
  • Back Pain (19 people, 21.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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