Review: could Plaquenil cause Shortness Of Breath?


Summary

Shortness of breath 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 Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 17,964 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 752 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Plaquenil

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

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with pain, nausea, high blood pressure, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 186,247 Shortness of breath patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

17,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 752 people (4.19%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.15 %
  • 10+ years: 11.54 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 84.91 %
  • male: 15.09 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.34 %
  • 10-19: 0.84 %
  • 20-29: 5.7 %
  • 30-39: 7.21 %
  • 40-49: 18.29 %
  • 50-59: 27.52 %
  • 60+: 40.1 %

Severity if Shortness Of Breath when taking Plaquenil **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Shortness Of Breath **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (320 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (101 people)
  • Osteoporosis (55 people)
  • Hypertension (50 people)
  • Pain (46 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (207 people)
  • Methotrexate (188 people)
  • Folic Acid (150 people)
  • Humira (120 people)
  • Enbrel (98 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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