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Review: could Plaquenil cause Nausea and vomiting?

Summary: Nausea and vomiting could be caused by Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,631 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 476 have Nausea and vomiting. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea and vomiting and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,430 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Plaquenil include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, joint pain, fatigue aggravated.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 1,062,740 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, type 2 diabetes.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 476 people (3.25%) have Nausea And Vomiting. They amount to 0.04% of all the 1,064,745 people who have Nausea And Vomiting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea and vomiting in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Nausea and vomiting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea and vomiting45.00%15.00%0.00%5.00%25.00%0.00%10.00%

Gender of people who have Nausea and vomiting when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Nausea and vomiting88.66%11.34%

Age of people who have Nausea and vomiting when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea and vomiting0.00%0.00%1.50%4.99%13.22%23.69%29.68%26.93%

Severity of Nausea and vomiting when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea and vomiting25.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Nausea and vomiting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea and vomiting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (170 people, 35.71%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (53 people, 11.13%)
  3. Osteoporosis (42 people, 8.82%)
  4. Pain (24 people, 5.04%)
  5. Depression (22 people, 4.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (160 people, 33.61%)
  2. Prednisone (125 people, 26.26%)
  3. Folic acid (98 people, 20.59%)
  4. Nexium (74 people, 15.55%)
  5. Enbrel (70 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • After I eat I get a burning sensation and vomit a little bit and it burns when I vomit.

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  • 2+ Urine samples with moderate amount of blood(hysterectomy 2 yrs ago) and more than 2 UA's with protein in my urine. Last UA result was 30+ protein in urine. Personal History of kidney stones 10+yrs and Family hX of kidney problemss.

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  • Steady decline for four years, but extreme decline over two months leading me in to hospital

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