Could Plaquenil cause Myalgia - from FDA reports
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 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 397 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,311 users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,783 Myalgia patients).
On Dec, 23, 2016
26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 397 people (1.5%) have Myalgia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia *:
- < 1 month: 17.65 %
- 1 - 6 months: 11.76 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
- 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
- 2 - 5 years: 35.29 %
- 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
- 10+ years: 11.76 %
Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:
- female: 83.12 %
- male: 16.88 %
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.31 %
- 10-19: 1.23 %
- 20-29: 3.08 %
- 30-39: 8.92 %
- 40-49: 17.85 %
- 50-59: 36.62 %
- 60+: 32.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (143 people, 36.02%)
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (52 people, 13.10%)
- Osteoporosis (41 people, 10.33%)
- Pain (40 people, 10.08%)
- High Blood Pressure (34 people, 8.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (111 people, 27.96%)
- Prednisone (67 people, 16.88%)
- Enbrel (62 people, 15.62%)
- Lasix (56 people, 14.11%)
- Folic Acid (51 people, 12.85%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Joint Pain (171 people, 43.07%)
- Fatigue (134 people, 33.75%)
- Pain (107 people, 26.95%)
- Weakness (83 people, 20.91%)
- Nausea (77 people, 19.40%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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