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Review: could Plaquenil cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?
We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 595 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,494 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,338,463 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
On Sep, 14, 2014: 14,683 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 595 people (4.05%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||12.50%||16.07%||8.93%||32.14%||8.93%||14.29%||7.14% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Plaquenil * :
|Shortness of breath||83.73%||16.27% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Plaquenil * :
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.38%||0.38%||6.27%||6.65%||17.49%||27.76%||41.06% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||16.67%||75.00%||8.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (252 people, 42.35%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (74 people, 12.44%)
- Osteoporosis (49 people, 8.24%)
- Hypertension (47 people, 7.90%)
- Pain (27 people, 4.54%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (157 people, 26.39%)
- Prednisone (152 people, 25.55%)
- Folic acid (115 people, 19.33%)
- Humira (89 people, 14.96%)
- Enbrel (89 people, 14.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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