Review: could Plaquenil cause Muscle Cramp?


Summary

Muscle cramp 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 Forteo, and have Osteoporosis . We study 17,964 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 33 have Muscle cramp. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramp and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 19,931 users)

Muscle Cramp

Muscle cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with respiratory distress, alanine aminotransferase increased, asthma, post-traumatic stress disorder, memory loss (latest reports from 10,491 Muscle cramp patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

17,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 33 people (0.18%) have Muscle Cramp


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Muscle cramp?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Muscle Cramp *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramp when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 81.82 %
  • male: 18.18 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramp when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 27.59 %
  • 50-59: 27.59 %
  • 60+: 44.83 %

Severity if Muscle Cramp when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (10 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people)
  • Lupus (3 people)
  • Sle Arthritis (2 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Forteo (12 people)
  • Hyzaar (10 people)
  • Prednisone (9 people)
  • Neurontin (9 people)
  • Vioxx (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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