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Review: could Plaquenil cause Fatigue?





Summary: Fatigue is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,712 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 958 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue 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 15,520 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Fatigue 198,350 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 960 people (6.53%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue18.52%17.28%13.58%18.52%13.58%12.35%6.17%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue86.36%13.64%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.00%1.19%3.21%9.29%18.57%30.48%37.26%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue4.00%42.00%46.00%8.00%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%20.83%79.17%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (404 people, 42.08%)
  2. Osteoporosis (143 people, 14.90%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (136 people, 14.17%)
  4. Pain (58 people, 6.04%)
  5. Hypertension (56 people, 5.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (295 people, 30.73%)
  2. Prednisone (260 people, 27.08%)
  3. Enbrel (244 people, 25.42%)
  4. Folic acid (190 people, 19.79%)
  5. Aspirin (122 people, 12.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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