Could Plaquenil cause Myalgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Myalgia is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 25,789 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 379 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia 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 28,276 users)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,706 Myalgia patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

25,789 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 379 people (1.47%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Myalgia?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8 %
  • 10+ years: 12 %

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 83.69 %
  • male: 16.31 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.32 %
  • 10-19: 0.96 %
  • 20-29: 3.22 %
  • 30-39: 9.0 %
  • 40-49: 17.04 %
  • 50-59: 38.26 %
  • 60+: 31.19 %

Severity of Myalgia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (105 people, 27.70%)
  • Prednisone (62 people, 16.36%)
  • Lasix (56 people, 14.78%)
  • Enbrel (48 people, 12.66%)
  • Humira (47 people, 12.40%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (131 people, 34.56%)
  • Pain (41 people, 10.82%)
  • Osteoporosis (38 people, 10.03%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 8.97%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (24 people, 6.33%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Joint Pain (161 people, 42.48%)
  • Fatigue (128 people, 33.77%)
  • Pain (103 people, 27.18%)
  • Weakness (83 people, 21.90%)
  • Nausea (73 people, 19.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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