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 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 17,963 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,183 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 18,652 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 231,716 Fatigue patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

17,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 1,183 people (6.59%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Fatigue?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 17.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.3 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.7 %
  • 10+ years: 9.78 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 87.44 %
  • male: 12.56 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.24 %
  • 20-29: 3.72 %
  • 30-39: 9.5 %
  • 40-49: 18.6 %
  • 50-59: 31.61 %
  • 60+: 35.33 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 3.85 %
  • moderate: 40.38 %
  • severe: 48.08 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 19.23 %
  • not yet: 80.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (524 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (189 people)
  • Osteoporosis (138 people)
  • Pain (91 people)
  • Depression (74 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (363 people)
  • Prednisone (318 people)
  • Enbrel (256 people)
  • Folic Acid (250 people)
  • Humira (176 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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