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Review: could Plaquenil cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,706 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 596 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,510 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of plaquenil reports

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 164,498 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Trend of Shortness of breath reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 596 people (4.06%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath12.28%15.79%10.53%31.58%8.77%14.04%7.02%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath83.75%16.25%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.38%0.38%6.26%6.64%17.46%27.70%41.18%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath15.38%69.23%15.38%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (252 people, 42.28%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (74 people, 12.42%)
  3. Osteoporosis (49 people, 8.22%)
  4. Hypertension (47 people, 7.89%)
  5. Pain (27 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (157 people, 26.34%)
  2. Prednisone (152 people, 25.50%)
  3. Folic acid (115 people, 19.30%)
  4. Humira (89 people, 14.93%)
  5. Enbrel (89 people, 14.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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