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Review: could Plaquenil cause Loss of weight (Weight loss - unintentional)?





Summary: Loss of weight is reported only by a few people who take Plaquenil.

We study 14,712 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of weight and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (view latest outcomes from 15,517 users)

Loss of weight

On Dec, 15, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Loss Of Weight.

Trend of Loss of weight in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Loss of weight * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of weight0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of weight when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Loss of weight100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of weight when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of weight0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Loss of weight when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of weight0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of weight ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Add (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate sodium (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Enbrel (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Vyvanse (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 36 year old man who has Weight Loss - Unintentional, and takes Viread )
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    (Asked by a 15 year old girl who has Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Hypothyroidism, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, and takes Nabumetone, Levothyroxine Sodium, Prednisone, Plaquenil)
    I have hypothyroidism, ITP, and MCTD. With me having all of these issues and taking all these different medications, I was wondering if it would be safe for me to take a diet pill named garcinia cambogia.
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  • So does hydroxychloroquine cause celiac desease?
    (Asked by a 47 year old man who has Been Tested Twice For Celiac And Was Always Negitive. Started Hydroxychloroquine And Was Removed Due To Blurring Vision. Tested Again For Celiac And Supposedly It's Now Positive And Causing My Authrit, and takes Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)
    Been tested over the years for celiac and always negitive. Only had IBS. Took hydroxychloroquine for a year and it effected my vision. Then retested again for celiac because of authrits pain and now I'm positive for celiac.
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  • What causes it? and why is it so painful? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Lupus, Shoulder Pain, and takes Plaquenil, Diclofenac Potassium)
    I can lift my arm out in front of me but not out to the side!! The diclofenac doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions? Has anyone been on benlysta?
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