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 24,730 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,744 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea 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 26,923 users)

Nausea

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 414,435 Nausea patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

24,730 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 1,744 people (7.05%) have Nausea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Nausea?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Nausea *:

  • < 1 month: 20.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.54 %
  • 10+ years: 6.73 %

Gender of people who have Nausea when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 90.39 %
  • male: 9.61 %

Age of people who have Nausea when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.25 %
  • 20-29: 5.76 %
  • 30-39: 12.48 %
  • 40-49: 18.17 %
  • 50-59: 28.16 %
  • 60+: 34.19 %

Severity if Nausea when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 67.86 %
  • severe: 21.43 %
  • most severe: 3.57 %

How people recovered from Nausea **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 23.81 %
  • not yet: 61.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (684 people, 39.22%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (275 people, 15.77%)
  • Osteoporosis (131 people, 7.51%)
  • Pain (109 people, 6.25%)
  • Hypertension (94 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (551 people, 31.59%)
  • Prednisone (355 people, 20.36%)
  • Enbrel (275 people, 15.77%)
  • Folic Acid (265 people, 15.19%)
  • Humira (255 people, 14.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Vomiting (503 people, 28.84%)
  • Headache (427 people, 24.48%)
  • Fatigue (411 people, 23.57%)
  • Diarrhoea (360 people, 20.64%)
  • Dizziness (315 people, 18.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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