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Review: could Plaquenil cause Hypertension (High blood pressure)?

Summary: Hypertension 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 14,706 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 453 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,510 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of plaquenil reports

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) (latest reports from 1,152,135 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain.

Trend of Hypertension reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 496 people (3.38%) have Hypertension.

Trend of Hypertension in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Hypertension * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypertension19.23%30.77%15.38%0.00%11.54%11.54%11.54%

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Hypertension78.15%21.85%

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypertension0.00%0.00%0.46%1.61%7.59%21.38%30.34%38.62%

Severity of Hypertension when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypertension8.33%41.67%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Hypertension ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypertension16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (213 people, 42.94%)
  2. Osteoporosis (71 people, 14.31%)
  3. Hypertension (59 people, 11.90%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (57 people, 11.49%)
  5. Prophylaxis (34 people, 6.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (130 people, 26.21%)
  2. Methotrexate (125 people, 25.20%)
  3. Folic acid (122 people, 24.60%)
  4. Vioxx (93 people, 18.75%)
  5. Remicade (87 people, 17.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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