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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,662 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 01, 2017

29,662 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 673 people (2.27%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Weight gain?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 37.5 %
  • 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: 89.24 %
  • male: 10.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.56 %
  • 20-29: 4.7 %
  • 30-39: 11.09 %
  • 40-49: 19.55 %
  • 50-59: 32.89 %
  • 60+: 31.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (308 people, 45.77%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (96 people, 14.26%)
  • Pain (53 people, 7.88%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 6.69%)
  • Osteoporosis (43 people, 6.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (189 people, 28.08%)
  • Actemra (112 people, 16.64%)
  • Prednisone (107 people, 15.90%)
  • Folic Acid (101 people, 15.01%)
  • Enbrel (86 people, 12.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (189 people, 28.08%)
  • Joint Pain (182 people, 27.04%)
  • Pain (131 people, 19.47%)
  • Nausea (131 people, 19.47%)
  • Drug Ineffective (116 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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