Could Plaquenil cause Hypertension - from FDA reports
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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 838 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,311 users)
Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,108 Hypertension patients).
On Dec, 23, 2016
26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 838 people (3.16%) have Hypertension
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Plaquenil when people have Hypertension *:
- < 1 month: 19.05 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
- 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
- 5 - 10 years: 28.57 %
- 10+ years: 4.76 %
Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Plaquenil *:
- female: 80.67 %
- male: 19.33 %
Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Plaquenil *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.3 %
- 10-19: 0.45 %
- 20-29: 1.93 %
- 30-39: 6.82 %
- 40-49: 17.66 %
- 50-59: 27.15 %
- 60+: 45.7 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (458 people, 54.65%)
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (88 people, 10.50%)
- Osteoporosis (81 people, 9.67%)
- Pain (67 people, 8.00%)
- Arthritis (47 people, 5.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (275 people, 32.82%)
- Folic Acid (155 people, 18.50%)
- Prednisone (154 people, 18.38%)
- Humira (143 people, 17.06%)
- Celebrex (121 people, 14.44%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (158 people, 18.85%)
- Breathing Difficulty (154 people, 18.38%)
- Fatigue (151 people, 18.02%)
- Joint Pain (150 people, 17.90%)
- Headache (141 people, 16.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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