Review: could Plaquenil cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 - 2 years, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,723 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 281 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 15,539 Plaquenil users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 14,712 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 280 people (1.90%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||0.00%||21.43%||21.43%||28.57%||7.14%||14.29%||7.14% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Plaquenil * :
|Weight gain||88.89%||11.11% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Plaquenil * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.45%||0.91%||3.18%||8.18%||25.91%||39.55%||21.82% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||46.67%||33.33%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (74 people, 26.43%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (31 people, 11.07%)
- Osteoporosis (29 people, 10.36%)
- Fibromyalgia (28 people, 10.00%)
- Depression (28 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (78 people, 27.86%)
- Prednisone (71 people, 25.36%)
- Methotrexate (61 people, 21.79%)
- Celebrex (48 people, 17.14%)
- Lasix (39 people, 13.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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