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Review: could Plaquenil cause Fatigue?

We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 956 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue 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.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,670 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 14,683 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 957 people (6.52%) 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
Fatigue19.23%15.38%12.82%19.23%14.10%12.82%6.41%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue86.32%13.68%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.00%1.19%3.23%9.32%18.40%30.47%37.40%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue4.26%38.30%48.94%8.51%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (402 people, 42.01%)
  2. Osteoporosis (143 people, 14.94%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (136 people, 14.21%)
  4. Pain (57 people, 5.96%)
  5. Hypertension (56 people, 5.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (294 people, 30.72%)
  2. Prednisone (259 people, 27.06%)
  3. Enbrel (243 people, 25.39%)
  4. Folic acid (190 people, 19.85%)
  5. Aspirin (122 people, 12.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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