Plaquenil and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 587 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,335 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 587 people (2.21%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Weight gain?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 89.55 %
  • male: 10.45 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.22 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 5.05 %
  • 30-39: 11.21 %
  • 40-49: 20.88 %
  • 50-59: 33.85 %
  • 60+: 28.13 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (241 people, 41.06%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (89 people, 15.16%)
  • Pain (51 people, 8.69%)
  • High Blood Pressure (43 people, 7.33%)
  • Osteoporosis (41 people, 6.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (188 people, 32.03%)
  • Prednisone (107 people, 18.23%)
  • Folic Acid (101 people, 17.21%)
  • Actemra (80 people, 13.63%)
  • Celebrex (78 people, 13.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (166 people, 28.28%)
  • Joint Pain (154 people, 26.24%)
  • Nausea (115 people, 19.59%)
  • Pain (110 people, 18.74%)
  • Pain In Extremity (90 people, 15.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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