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Review: could Plaquenil cause Eye pain?

We study 14,693 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.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,494 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Eye pain

Eye pain (latest reports from 76,022 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 14,683 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 50 people (0.34%) have Eye Pain.

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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  • All lesions necrosis
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    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

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