Plaquenil and Eye twitch - from FDA reports


Eye twitch is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Daypro, and have Osteoporosis. This review analyzes which people have Eye twitch with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,662 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 06, 2017

29,662 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 11 people (0.04%) have Eye Twitch

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Eye twitch?

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

  • female: 77.78 %
  • male: 22.22 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 25.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 37.5 %
  • 60+: 12.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Polyarthritis (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Osteoporosis (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Osteopenia (1 person, 9.09%)
  • Asthma (1 person, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Fosamax (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Didronel (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Daypro (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (3 people, 27.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (6 people, 54.55%)
  • Drug Ineffective (6 people, 54.55%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (5 people, 45.45%)
  • Joint Pain (5 people, 45.45%)
  • Dry Eyes (5 people, 45.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Eye twitch when taking Plaquenil?


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