Review: could Plaquenil cause Myalgia?


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 24,731 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 369 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 26,922 users)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with muscle aches, rashes, drug ineffective, breathing difficulty, joint pain (latest reports from 104,839 Myalgia patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

24,731 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 369 people (1.49%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Myalgia?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8 %
  • 10+ years: 12 %

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 84.07 %
  • male: 15.93 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 3.3 %
  • 30-39: 9.24 %
  • 40-49: 17.16 %
  • 50-59: 38.28 %
  • 60+: 31.02 %

Severity if Myalgia when taking Plaquenil **:

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

How people recovered from Myalgia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (125 people, 33.88%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (45 people, 12.20%)
  • Pain (40 people, 10.84%)
  • Osteoporosis (38 people, 10.30%)
  • Hypertension (32 people, 8.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (101 people, 27.37%)
  • Prednisone (62 people, 16.80%)
  • Lasix (56 people, 15.18%)
  • Enbrel (46 people, 12.47%)
  • Folic Acid (45 people, 12.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (153 people, 41.46%)
  • Fatigue (123 people, 33.33%)
  • Pain (97 people, 26.29%)
  • Nausea (71 people, 19.24%)
  • Headache (70 people, 18.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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