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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 14,739 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Plaquenil and have Insomnia >>>

 

 

 

 

Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from 15,548 Plaquenil users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 14,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 280 people (1.90%) 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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  • Support group for people who take Plaquenil
    Hi Sarah. I'm going to join this group too. I want as much support as possible with plaquenil. So hello everyone
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    Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.

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