Review: could Plaquenil cause Shaking Palsy?


Shaking palsy is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Anxiety . We study 17,964 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Shaking palsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Shaking palsy and more.

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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 18,652 users)

Shaking Palsy

Shaking palsy (disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination) has been reported by people with pathological gambling, confusional state, drowsiness, stress and anxiety, depression (latest reports from 26,937 Shaking palsy patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

17,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 19 people (0.11%) have Shaking Palsy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Shaking palsy?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Shaking Palsy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shaking Palsy when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 94.74 %
  • male: 5.26 %

Age of people who have Shaking Palsy when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.88 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 5.88 %
  • 60+: 82.35 %

Severity if Shaking Palsy when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Shaking Palsy **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (9 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (8 people)
  • Mineral Supplementation (8 people)
  • Arthritis (8 people)
  • Antidepressant Therapy (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (13 people)
  • Vicodin (10 people)
  • Prevacid (10 people)
  • Slow-Mag (8 people)
  • Restoril (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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