Plaquenil and Withdrawal syndrome - from FDA reports


Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Lyrica, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 30 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, back pain, muscle spasticity (latest reports from 13,481 Withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Feb, 11, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 30 people (0.11%) have Withdrawal Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 93.1 %
  • male: 6.9 %

Age of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.35 %
  • 30-39: 17.39 %
  • 40-49: 13.04 %
  • 50-59: 52.17 %
  • 60+: 13.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (12 people, 40.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (11 people, 36.67%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (5 people, 16.67%)
  • Pain (5 people, 16.67%)
  • Depression (3 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (10 people, 33.33%)
  • Cymbalta (8 people, 26.67%)
  • Synthroid (6 people, 20.00%)
  • Enbrel (6 people, 20.00%)
  • Flexeril (5 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea And Vomiting (12 people, 40.00%)
  • Drug Ineffective (12 people, 40.00%)
  • Feeling Abnormal (9 people, 30.00%)
  • Weight Increased (8 people, 26.67%)
  • Nausea (7 people, 23.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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