Review: could Plaquenil cause Platelet count decreased?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
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We study 14,633 people who take Plaquenil. Among them, 78 have Platelet count decreased. See who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,409 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, pain.
Platelet count decreased
Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 234,287 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 14,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 78 people (0.55%) have Platelet Count Decreased.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Platelet count decreased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Platelet count decreased||50.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Plaquenil * :
|Platelet count decreased||82.28%||17.72% |
Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Plaquenil * :
|Platelet count decreased||0.00%||0.00%||1.69%||8.47%||15.25%||13.56%||16.95%||44.07% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (20 people, 25.64%)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (8 people, 10.26%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (5 people, 6.41%)
- Hypertension (4 people, 5.13%)
- Arthritis (4 people, 5.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (23 people, 29.49%)
- Methotrexate (21 people, 26.92%)
- Folic acid (15 people, 19.23%)
- Arava (15 people, 19.23%)
- Aspirin (9 people, 11.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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