Review: could Plaquenil cause Heart palpitations?
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 Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,739 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 177 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from 15,548 Plaquenil users)
Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,126 Heart palpitations patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 14,723 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 177 people (1.20%) have Heart Palpitations.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Heart palpitations * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart palpitations||23.08%||30.77%||7.69%||7.69%||7.69%||7.69%||15.38% |
Gender of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Plaquenil * :
|Heart palpitations||85.64%||14.36% |
Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Plaquenil * :
|Heart palpitations||0.00%||0.00%||0.59%||1.78%||11.24%||23.67%||28.99%||33.73% |
Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart palpitations||22.22%||66.67%||11.11%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart palpitations||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (52 people, 29.38%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (27 people, 15.25%)
- Osteoporosis (26 people, 14.69%)
- Fibromyalgia (17 people, 9.60%)
- Pain (16 people, 9.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (52 people, 29.38%)
- Folic acid (39 people, 22.03%)
- Methotrexate (30 people, 16.95%)
- Vitamin d (27 people, 15.25%)
- Humira (20 people, 11.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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