Plaquenil and 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 Pain. This review analyzes which people have Myalgia with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,504 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 21, 2017

31,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 462 people (1.47%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Myalgia?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 17.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.7 %
  • 10+ years: 8.7 %

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 84.62 %
  • male: 15.38 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 1.05 %
  • 20-29: 3.15 %
  • 30-39: 9.19 %
  • 40-49: 16.27 %
  • 50-59: 35.7 %
  • 60+: 34.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (45 people, 9.74%)
  • Osteoporosis (43 people, 9.31%)
  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 7.79%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (25 people, 5.41%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (24 people, 5.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (111 people, 24.03%)
  • Enbrel (77 people, 16.67%)
  • Lasix (69 people, 14.94%)
  • Prednisone (67 people, 14.50%)
  • Humira (59 people, 12.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (201 people, 43.51%)
  • Fatigue (158 people, 34.20%)
  • Pain (129 people, 27.92%)
  • Weakness (111 people, 24.03%)
  • Headache (101 people, 21.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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