Plaquenil and Heart palpitations - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart palpitations 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 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 284 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations 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 28,337 users)

Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,367 Heart palpitations patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 284 people (1.07%) have Heart Palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Heart palpitations?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Heart Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 28.57 %

Gender of people who have Heart Palpitations when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 86.17 %
  • male: 13.83 %

Age of people who have Heart Palpitations when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 11.34 %
  • 40-49: 21.85 %
  • 50-59: 29.83 %
  • 60+: 32.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (92 people, 32.39%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (53 people, 18.66%)
  • Osteoporosis (33 people, 11.62%)
  • Pain (22 people, 7.75%)
  • Fibromyalgia (20 people, 7.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (66 people, 23.24%)
  • Prednisone (60 people, 21.13%)
  • Folic Acid (49 people, 17.25%)
  • Humira (32 people, 11.27%)
  • Synthroid (25 people, 8.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (78 people, 27.46%)
  • Fatigue (77 people, 27.11%)
  • Chest Pain (72 people, 25.35%)
  • Dizziness (71 people, 25.00%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (64 people, 22.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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