Review: could Plaquenil cause Shaking palsy (Parkinson's disease)?
Summary: Shaking palsy is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Anxiety.
We study 14,712 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 15,520 users)
Shaking palsy (disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Shaking palsy 23,016 patients)
On Nov, 24, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 19 people (0.13%) have Shaking Palsy.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Shaking palsy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shaking palsy||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Shaking palsy when taking Plaquenil * :
|Shaking palsy||95.00%||5.00% |
Age of people who have Shaking palsy when taking Plaquenil * :
|Shaking palsy||0.00%||0.00%||5.56%||0.00%||0.00%||5.56%||5.56%||83.33% |
Severity of Shaking palsy when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shaking palsy||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Shaking palsy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shaking palsy||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (9 people, 47.37%)
- Gastric disorder (8 people, 42.11%)
- Antidepressant therapy (8 people, 42.11%)
- Sleep disorder (8 people, 42.11%)
- Arthritis (8 people, 42.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (13 people, 68.42%)
- Vicodin (11 people, 57.89%)
- Prevacid (11 people, 57.89%)
- Slow-mag (8 people, 42.11%)
- Mellaril (8 people, 42.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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