A study for a 25 year old woman who takes Plaquenil - from FDA reports

2,241 females aged 25 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 25 year old female patient who has Palindromic Rheumatism. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 10, 2019

2,241 females aged 25 (±5) who take Plaquenil are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Plaquenil for a 25-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 25
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Drugs taken:
    • Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Itching
  2. Burning sensation
  3. Vitreous floaters (spots before the eyes)
  4. Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  5. Nausea and vomiting
  6. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  7. Vision blurred
  8. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Aseptic necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Itching
  2. Fever
  3. Rashes (redness)
  4. Hepatocellular injury (liver injury)
  5. Aseptic necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply)
  6. Herpes zoster
  7. Joint pain
  8. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
  9. Musculoskeletal pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)
  10. Vitreous floaters (spots before the eyes)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Premature delivery
  2. Vision blurred
  3. White blood cell count decreased
  4. Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  5. Unilateral hydronephrosis (kidney stone that causes obstruction of the ureter)
  6. Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
  7. Iron deficiency anaemia
  8. Dizziness
  9. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  10. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Pain
  4. Drug intolerance (drug sensitivity)
  5. Treatment failure
  6. Gastric ulcer (stomach ulcer)
  7. Breathing difficulty
  8. Ovarian mass (mass in ovary)
  9. Chest pain
  10. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Cognitive disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)
  2. Protein - urine
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Cushing's syndrome (obesity, a rounded face, increased fat)
  5. Autoimmune disorder (a condition in which the immune system attacks the body's normal substances and tissue)
  6. Pneumonia
  7. Heart rate increased
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Activities of daily living impaired
  10. Psychotic disorder
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pain in extremity
  2. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  3. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  4. Blockage of leg arteries
  5. Gallbladder injury
  6. Weakness
  7. Mobility decreased (ability to move is reduced)
  8. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  9. Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  10. Ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in which the foetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube)
10+ years:
  1. Uterine perforation (accidental puncture of the uterus)
  2. Pelvic inflammatory disease
  3. Pregnancy with contraceptive device
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle myocardium)
  6. Abdominal pain lower
  7. Visual impairment
  8. Procedural pain
  9. Retinopathy (acute damage to the retina of the eye)
  10. Medical device discomfort (difficulty due to medical devices)
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fever
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Pain
  6. Nausea and vomiting
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Rashes (redness)
  9. Joint pain
  10. Breathing difficulty

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Birth Control : 99 people, 4.42%
  2. Lupus Nephritis (a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect kidney tissue): 94 people, 4.19%
  3. Pain : 78 people, 3.48%
  4. High Blood Pressure : 64 people, 2.86%
  5. Preventive Health Care : 49 people, 2.19%
  6. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (joint inflammation in children due to systemic disease): 47 people, 2.10%
  7. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 43 people, 1.92%
  8. Stress And Anxiety : 38 people, 1.70%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 36 people, 1.61%
  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 36 people, 1.61%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Enbrel (335 people, 14.95%)
  2. Methotrexate (317 people, 14.15%)
  3. Prednisone (284 people, 12.67%)
  4. Humira (257 people, 11.47%)
  5. Benlysta (168 people, 7.50%)
  6. Folic Acid (161 people, 7.18%)
  7. Cellcept (133 people, 5.93%)
  8. Arava (121 people, 5.40%)
  9. Prednisolone (77 people, 3.44%)
  10. Actemra (70 people, 3.12%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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