Review: could Plaquenil cause Platelet count decreased (Thrombocytopenia )?
We study 14,683 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,490 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Platelet count decreased
Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 244,273 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
On Sep, 13, 2014: 14,683 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 78 people (0.53%) 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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