Plaquenil and Platelet count decreased - from FDA reports


Summary

Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 305 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,335 users)

Platelet Count Decreased

Platelet count decreased has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 135,177 Platelet count decreased patients).

On Jan, 20, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 305 people (1.15%) have Platelet Count Decreased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Platelet count decreased?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Platelet Count Decreased *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.83 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 74.42 %
  • male: 25.58 %

Age of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.38 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 3.79 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 11.74 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 39.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (64 people, 20.98%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (32 people, 10.49%)
  • High Blood Pressure (21 people, 6.89%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people, 5.25%)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (16 people, 5.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (78 people, 25.57%)
  • Methotrexate (72 people, 23.61%)
  • Folic Acid (61 people, 20.00%)
  • Lasix (56 people, 18.36%)
  • Celebrex (40 people, 13.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anaemia (61 people, 20.00%)
  • Fatigue (60 people, 19.67%)
  • Fever (59 people, 19.34%)
  • Diarrhea (54 people, 17.70%)
  • Nausea (52 people, 17.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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