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Review: could Plaquenil cause Eye pain?

Summary: Eye pain could be caused by Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,631 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Eye pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Eye pain and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 50 people (0.34%) have Eye Pain. They amount to 0.07% of all the 74,841 people who have Eye Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Eye pain in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Eye pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Eye pain0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Eye pain82.69%17.31%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Eye pain0.00%0.00%0.00%2.38%0.00%28.57%19.05%50.00%

Severity of Eye pain when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Eye pain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Eye pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Eye pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 32.00%)
  2. Osteoporosis (8 people, 16.00%)
  3. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (5 people, 10.00%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (4 people, 8.00%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (4 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (10 people, 20.00%)
  2. Prednisone (10 people, 20.00%)
  3. Vioxx (9 people, 18.00%)
  4. Enbrel (8 people, 16.00%)
  5. Lasix (8 people, 16.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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