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Review: could Plaquenil cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 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, 257 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia 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.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 760,736 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 280 people (1.91%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia16.67%16.67%16.67%11.11%16.67%16.67%5.56%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia90.62%9.38%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.41%4.12%10.70%19.34%29.22%36.21%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia9.09%63.64%27.27%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (79 people, 28.21%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (40 people, 14.29%)
  3. Osteoporosis (36 people, 12.86%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 8.21%)
  5. Depression (20 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (59 people, 21.07%)
  2. Methotrexate (59 people, 21.07%)
  3. Celebrex (43 people, 15.36%)
  4. Folic acid (42 people, 15.00%)
  5. Neurontin (36 people, 12.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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