Plaquenil and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


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 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,504 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 21, 2017

31,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 1,359 people (4.31%) 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: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.99 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.94 %
  • 10+ years: 5.8 %

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

  • female: 83.64 %
  • male: 16.36 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 1.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.89 %
  • 30-39: 6.52 %
  • 40-49: 17.1 %
  • 50-59: 31.04 %
  • 60+: 40.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (88 people, 6.48%)
  • Pain (87 people, 6.40%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (75 people, 5.52%)
  • Osteoporosis (68 people, 5.00%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (54 people, 3.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (308 people, 22.66%)
  • Enbrel (271 people, 19.94%)
  • Humira (247 people, 18.18%)
  • Prednisone (218 people, 16.04%)
  • Arava (162 people, 11.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (280 people, 20.60%)
  • Fatigue (256 people, 18.84%)
  • Nausea (247 people, 18.18%)
  • Pain (225 people, 16.56%)
  • Headache (205 people, 15.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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