Review: could Plaquenil cause Muscle cramp?
We study 14,683 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Muscle cramp. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramp and more.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,485 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Muscle cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 50,606 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Aug, 19, 2014: 14,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 32 people (0.22%) have Muscle Cramp. They amount to 0.06% of all the 50,496 people who have Muscle Cramp on eHealthMe.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Muscle cramp * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramp||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Plaquenil * :
|Muscle cramp||77.14%||22.86% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Plaquenil * :
|Muscle cramp||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||32.26%||22.58%||45.16% |
Severity of Muscle cramp when taking Plaquenil ** :
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How people recovered from Muscle cramp ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (11 people, 34.38%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 15.62%)
- Sle arthritis (2 people, 6.25%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 6.25%)
- Arthralgia (1 people, 3.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Forteo (13 people, 40.62%)
- Neurontin (11 people, 34.38%)
- Hyzaar (10 people, 31.25%)
- Vioxx (8 people, 25.00%)
- Fosamax (6 people, 18.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Can't figure out the problem. Taking nifedipine er 90mg for Raynaud's, treating MCTD with hydroxychloroquine 200mg also taking multi-vitamin, calcium/magnesium/vit D, then added vit E, extra vit D (I live in Seattle AND have Seasonal Affective Disorder- Winter Blues), have taken massive amounts of vit C and Ecinachea & Goldenseal off and on for several weeks to combat winter sniffles & mild cold symptoms. The cramping can be anywhere, have had it in toes, feet, ankles, shins, knees, thighs, hips, abdomen, ribcage, hands, forearms, upper arms. Most times below knees. Can it really be not drinking enough water, or something else? Maybe just common with MCTD?
FarmDee on Jan, 23, 2013:
Echinacea and golden seal both cause hydroxychloroquine to build up in the body. You may have mild hydroxychloroquine toxicity!! This can worsen and become very serious. Stop taking those supplements and ask your doctor if you should skip some doses of your hydroxychloroquine.
- A concerned pharmacist
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