Review: could Plaquenil cause Eye Pain?


Eye pain is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 16,864 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 59 have Eye pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Eye pain and more.

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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 18,652 users)

Eye Pain

Eye pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drowsiness, stress and anxiety, hypersensitivity (latest reports from 15,402 Eye pain patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

16,864 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 59 people (0.35%) 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: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

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

  • female: 80.7 %
  • male: 19.3 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.27 %
  • 30-39: 2.27 %
  • 40-49: 29.55 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 47.73 %

Severity if Eye Pain when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Eye Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (19 people)
  • Osteoporosis (9 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (6 people)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (4 people)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (12 people)
  • Methotrexate (12 people)
  • Vioxx (9 people)
  • Folic Acid (9 people)
  • Humira (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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