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Review: could Plaquenil cause Heart palpitations?

We study 14,678 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 176 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,485 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 314,538 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 14,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 176 people (1.20%) have Heart Palpitations. They amount to 0.06% of all the 314,462 people who have Heart Palpitations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations25.00%33.33%0.00%8.33%8.33%8.33%16.67%

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

FemaleMale
Heart palpitations85.56%14.44%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%0.60%1.79%11.31%23.81%29.17%33.33%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart palpitations0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (52 people, 29.55%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (27 people, 15.34%)
  3. Osteoporosis (26 people, 14.77%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (17 people, 9.66%)
  5. Asthma (16 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (52 people, 29.55%)
  2. Folic acid (39 people, 22.16%)
  3. Methotrexate (30 people, 17.05%)
  4. Vitamin d (27 people, 15.34%)
  5. Humira (20 people, 11.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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