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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 14,744 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

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 15,552 Plaquenil 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, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,154 Heart palpitations patients)

On Mar, 14, 2015: 14,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 177 people (1.20%) have Heart Palpitations.

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 palpitations23.08%30.77%7.69%7.69%7.69%7.69%15.38%

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

FemaleMale
Heart palpitations85.64%14.36%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%0.59%1.78%11.24%23.67%28.99%33.73%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations22.22%66.67%11.11%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart palpitations0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (52 people, 29.38%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (27 people, 15.25%)
  3. Osteoporosis (26 people, 14.69%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (17 people, 9.60%)
  5. Pain (16 people, 9.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (52 people, 29.38%)
  2. Folic acid (39 people, 22.03%)
  3. Methotrexate (30 people, 16.95%)
  4. Vitamin d (27 people, 15.25%)
  5. Humira (20 people, 11.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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