Review: could Plaquenil cause Nausea?
Summary: Nausea is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 14,750 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,014 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 15,564 Plaquenil users)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 264,835 Nausea patients)
On May, 13, 2015: 14,750 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 1,014 people (6.87%) have Nausea.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Nausea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Nausea when taking Plaquenil * :
Age of people who have Nausea when taking Plaquenil * :
Severity of Nausea when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Nausea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (321 people, 31.66%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (144 people, 14.20%)
- Osteoporosis (108 people, 10.65%)
- Hypertension (56 people, 5.52%)
- Pain (44 people, 4.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (320 people, 31.56%)
- Prednisone (256 people, 25.25%)
- Folic acid (219 people, 21.60%)
- Enbrel (184 people, 18.15%)
- Nexium (115 people, 11.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Was diagnosed with SLE and Lupus Nephritis Dec 2012, I was on prednisone for 9 months, completely off a month ago. Cellcept since Dec 2012, lisinopril and plaquenil since around feb 2013.
Started getting difficulty swallowing and nausea that comes and goes (not necessarily at the same time) about 2 months ago when I was on 5mg of prednisone and chalked it up to tapering side effects. No longer on prednisone, nausea has continued, Dr. put me on Ranitidine 2 weeks ago and the horrible gagging everytime I swallowed subsided, but it's still difficult to swallow a lot of the time (food, not saliva, drink, or even pills.) It seems to get worse randomly after I eat, but I'm wondering if it's not just stomach acid but something bigger.
Rheumatologist told me that putting me on a PPI might be the next course of action rather than Ranitidine because PPIs promote the healing of injuries caused by stomach acid, but I'm wondering if I need to go see a GI about this since I let it go unchecked for so long.
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