Plaquenil and Weight gain - from FDA reports
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 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain 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 Oct, 20, 2017
31,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 714 people (2.27%) have Weight gain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Plaquenil when people have Weight gain *:
- < 1 month: 20 %
- 1 - 6 months: 40 %
- 6 - 12 months: 30 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 10 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Plaquenil *:
- female: 89.44 %
- male: 10.56 %
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Plaquenil *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.18 %
- 10-19: 0.53 %
- 20-29: 4.41 %
- 30-39: 11.46 %
- 40-49: 20.28 %
- 50-59: 32.8 %
- 60+: 30.34 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (56 people, 7.84%)
- High Blood Pressure (48 people, 6.72%)
- Osteoporosis (44 people, 6.16%)
- Depression (44 people, 6.16%)
- Fibromyalgia (42 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (189 people, 26.47%)
- Actemra (127 people, 17.79%)
- Prednisone (107 people, 14.99%)
- Folic Acid (101 people, 14.15%)
- Enbrel (89 people, 12.46%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (202 people, 28.29%)
- Joint Pain (193 people, 27.03%)
- Pain (143 people, 20.03%)
- Nausea (137 people, 19.19%)
- Drug Ineffective (129 people, 18.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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