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Review: could Plaquenil cause Platelet count decreased (Thrombocytopenia )?

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 14,706 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 140 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,510 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 237,987 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 78 people (0.53%) have Platelet Count Decreased.

Trend of Platelet count decreased in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Platelet count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Platelet count decreased50.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Platelet count decreased82.28%17.72%

Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Platelet count decreased0.00%0.00%1.69%8.47%15.25%13.56%16.95%44.07%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (20 people, 25.64%)
  2. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (8 people, 10.26%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (5 people, 6.41%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 5.13%)
  5. Arthritis (4 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (23 people, 29.49%)
  2. Methotrexate (21 people, 26.92%)
  3. Folic acid (15 people, 19.23%)
  4. Arava (15 people, 19.23%)
  5. Aspirin (9 people, 11.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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