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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 14,712 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 280 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 15,520 users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 280 people (1.90%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%21.43%21.43%28.57%7.14%14.29%7.14%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain88.89%11.11%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.45%0.91%3.18%8.18%25.91%39.55%21.82%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%46.67%33.33%20.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (74 people, 26.43%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (31 people, 11.07%)
  3. Osteoporosis (29 people, 10.36%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (28 people, 10.00%)
  5. Depression (28 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (78 people, 27.86%)
  2. Prednisone (71 people, 25.36%)
  3. Methotrexate (61 people, 21.79%)
  4. Celebrex (48 people, 17.14%)
  5. Lasix (39 people, 13.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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