Review: could Plaquenil cause Serum Sickness?


Serum sickness is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 25,773 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Serum sickness. Find out below who they are, when they have Serum sickness and more.

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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,252 users)

Serum Sickness

Serum sickness (hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, preventive health care, asthma, immunodeficiency disorders, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 2,389 Serum sickness patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

25,773 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 20 people (0.08%) have Serum Sickness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Serum sickness?

Gender of people who have Serum Sickness when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 85 %
  • male: 15 %

Age of people who have Serum Sickness when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.53 %
  • 20-29: 10.53 %
  • 30-39: 10.53 %
  • 40-49: 10.53 %
  • 50-59: 31.58 %
  • 60+: 26.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (2 people, 10.00%)
  • Sjogren's Syndrome (2 people, 10.00%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (2 people, 10.00%)
  • Lupus Nephritis (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (7 people, 35.00%)
  • Mabthera (6 people, 30.00%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (6 people, 30.00%)
  • Dexamethasone (6 people, 30.00%)
  • Remicade (4 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Vomiting (5 people, 25.00%)
  • Rash (5 people, 25.00%)
  • Purpura (4 people, 20.00%)
  • Pharyngeal Oedema (4 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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