Could Plaquenil cause Hypertension - from FDA reports


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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 25,785 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 800 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,276 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 492,649 Hypertension patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

25,785 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 800 people (3.1%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Hypertension?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.93 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 80.75 %
  • male: 19.25 %

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 0.47 %
  • 20-29: 1.71 %
  • 30-39: 7.15 %
  • 40-49: 18.04 %
  • 50-59: 27.22 %
  • 60+: 45.1 %

Severity of Hypertension **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 25 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (260 people, 32.50%)
  • Prednisone (147 people, 18.38%)
  • Folic Acid (147 people, 18.38%)
  • Humira (139 people, 17.38%)
  • Celebrex (120 people, 15.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (81 people, 10.12%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (152 people, 19.00%)
  • Fatigue (148 people, 18.50%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (148 people, 18.50%)
  • Joint Pain (142 people, 17.75%)
  • Headache (135 people, 16.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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