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 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 25,785 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,876 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 28,270 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 359,649 Fatigue patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

25,785 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 1,876 people (7.28%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Fatigue?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 15.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.81 %
  • 10+ years: 10.16 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 87.56 %
  • male: 12.44 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.17 %
  • 20-29: 3.19 %
  • 30-39: 10.61 %
  • 40-49: 17.19 %
  • 50-59: 30.08 %
  • 60+: 37.76 %

Severity of Fatigue **:

  • least: 3.51 %
  • moderate: 38.6 %
  • severe: 50.88 %
  • most severe: 7.02 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 21.43 %
  • not yet: 78.57 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (617 people, 32.89%)
  • Enbrel (418 people, 22.28%)
  • Humira (332 people, 17.70%)
  • Prednisone (324 people, 17.27%)
  • Folic Acid (260 people, 13.86%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (155 people, 8.26%)
  • High Blood Pressure (103 people, 5.49%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (452 people, 24.09%)
  • Pain (429 people, 22.87%)
  • Joint Pain (388 people, 20.68%)
  • Headache (371 people, 19.78%)
  • Weakness (336 people, 17.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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