Could Plaquenil cause Polyarthritis - from FDA reports


Summary

Polyarthritis is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Osteoporosis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 40 have Polyarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Polyarthritis 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 28,311 users)

Polyarthritis

Polyarthritis (arthritis which involves 5 or more joints simultaneously) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, crohn's disease, high blood pressure (latest reports from 4,744 Polyarthritis patients).

On Jan, 03, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 40 people (0.15%) have Polyarthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Polyarthritis?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Polyarthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Polyarthritis when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 85 %
  • male: 15 %

Age of people who have Polyarthritis when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.45 %
  • 40-49: 29.03 %
  • 50-59: 12.9 %
  • 60+: 48.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (9 people, 22.50%)
  • Osteoporosis (9 people, 22.50%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (6 people, 15.00%)
  • Heart Transplant (4 people, 10.00%)
  • Indigestion (3 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (14 people, 35.00%)
  • Fosamax (9 people, 22.50%)
  • Enbrel (7 people, 17.50%)
  • Synthroid (6 people, 15.00%)
  • Coumadin (5 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteoarthritis (10 people, 25.00%)
  • Pain (9 people, 22.50%)
  • Fibromyalgia (9 people, 22.50%)
  • Fatigue (8 people, 20.00%)
  • Fall (8 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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