Plaquenil and Fatigue - from FDA reports


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 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 1,975 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 systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,335 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 360,144 Fatigue patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 1,975 people (7.45%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Fatigue?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 25.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.3 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.23 %
  • 10+ years: 8.43 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 87.46 %
  • male: 12.54 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 1.05 %
  • 20-29: 3.08 %
  • 30-39: 9.79 %
  • 40-49: 17.06 %
  • 50-59: 30.42 %
  • 60+: 38.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (980 people, 49.62%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (316 people, 16.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (167 people, 8.46%)
  • Pain (135 people, 6.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (102 people, 5.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (657 people, 33.27%)
  • Enbrel (504 people, 25.52%)
  • Humira (344 people, 17.42%)
  • Prednisone (341 people, 17.27%)
  • Folic Acid (271 people, 13.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (487 people, 24.66%)
  • Pain (462 people, 23.39%)
  • Joint Pain (412 people, 20.86%)
  • Headache (392 people, 19.85%)
  • Weakness (358 people, 18.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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