Review: could Plaquenil cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 14,633 people who take Plaquenil. Among them, 256 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,409 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Plaquenil include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, joint pain, pain.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 764,123 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 14,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 259 people (1.84%) have Insomnia.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Plaquenil * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Plaquenil * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (73 people, 28.19%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (39 people, 15.06%)
- Osteoporosis (32 people, 12.36%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 8.88%)
- Depression (20 people, 7.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (57 people, 22.01%)
- Methotrexate (55 people, 21.24%)
- Celebrex (42 people, 16.22%)
- Folic acid (40 people, 15.44%)
- Neurontin (35 people, 13.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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