Review: could Plaquenil cause Eye Twitch?


Summary

Eye twitch is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Dapril, and have Osteoporosis . We study 17,964 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Eye twitch. Find out below who they are, when they have Eye twitch and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 19,931 users)

Eye Twitch

Eye twitch (eyelid twitching is spontaneous and uncontrolled spasms of the muscles) has been reported by people with memory loss, eyelid ptosis, vision blurred (latest reports from 2,268 Eye twitch patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

17,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 6 people (0.03%) have Eye Twitch


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Eye twitch?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Eye Twitch *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

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: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Eye Twitch when taking Plaquenil **:

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

How people recovered from Eye Twitch **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Polyarthritis (4 people)
  • Osteoporosis (4 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people)
  • Neuropathy (2 people)
  • Lupus (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tetracycline (4 people)
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (4 people)
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (4 people)
  • Didronel (4 people)
  • Dapril (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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