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. This review analyzes which people have Fatigue with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,662 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

29,662 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 2,317 people (7.81%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Fatigue?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 22.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.93 %
  • 10+ years: 8.26 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 87.78 %
  • male: 12.22 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 2.79 %
  • 30-39: 9.62 %
  • 40-49: 16.61 %
  • 50-59: 29.32 %
  • 60+: 40.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,236 people, 53.34%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (349 people, 15.06%)
  • Osteoporosis (177 people, 7.64%)
  • Pain (159 people, 6.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (114 people, 4.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (661 people, 28.53%)
  • Enbrel (631 people, 27.23%)
  • Humira (431 people, 18.60%)
  • Prednisone (341 people, 14.72%)
  • Folic Acid (271 people, 11.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (571 people, 24.64%)
  • Nausea (567 people, 24.47%)
  • Joint Pain (502 people, 21.67%)
  • Headache (453 people, 19.55%)
  • Weakness (410 people, 17.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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