Could Plaquenil cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 517 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia 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 28,305 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,982 Insomnia patients).

On Dec, 29, 2016

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 517 people (1.95%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Insomnia?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 18.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.52 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 88.63 %
  • male: 11.37 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.47 %
  • 10-19: 0.47 %
  • 20-29: 4.23 %
  • 30-39: 10.09 %
  • 40-49: 14.79 %
  • 50-59: 34.74 %
  • 60+: 35.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (208 people, 40.23%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (102 people, 19.73%)
  • Pain (55 people, 10.64%)
  • Osteoporosis (44 people, 8.51%)
  • Depression (33 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (137 people, 26.50%)
  • Prednisone (90 people, 17.41%)
  • Enbrel (89 people, 17.21%)
  • Humira (71 people, 13.73%)
  • Celebrex (68 people, 13.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (141 people, 27.27%)
  • Fatigue (139 people, 26.89%)
  • Pain (131 people, 25.34%)
  • Nausea (119 people, 23.02%)
  • Pain In Extremity (106 people, 20.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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