Will you have Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection with Plaquenil - from FDA reports


Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection 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 Enbrel, and have Juvenile arthritis. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 43,319 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on hydroxychloroquine sulfate (the active ingredients of Plaquenil) and Plaquenil (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection are also considered in the study.

What is Plaquenil?

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 45,283 users)

What is Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection?

Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection (infection with streptococcus pyogenes, a beta-haemolytic bacterium cause mild to moderately severe respiratory tract, skin, and soft tissue) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, birth control, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 1,206 Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 14, 2019

43,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 24 people (0.06%) have Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 83.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Beta haemolytic streptococcal infection when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 25.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Juvenile Arthritis (arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers): 5 people, 20.83%
  2. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 3 people, 12.50%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 8.33%
  4. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 1 person, 4.17%
  5. Supplementation Therapy: 1 person, 4.17%
  6. Seasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season): 1 person, 4.17%
  7. Prostate Cancer: 1 person, 4.17%
  8. Polyarthritis (arthritis which involves 5 or more joints simultaneously): 1 person, 4.17%
  9. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia: 1 person, 4.17%
  10. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 1 person, 4.17%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Enbrel: 16 people, 66.67%
  2. Prednisone: 13 people, 54.17%
  3. Methotrexate: 11 people, 45.83%
  4. Arava: 10 people, 41.67%
  5. Folic Acid: 10 people, 41.67%
  6. Fosamax: 10 people, 41.67%
  7. Prevacid: 7 people, 29.17%
  8. Imuran: 7 people, 29.17%
  9. Oxycontin: 6 people, 25.00%
  10. Indomethacin: 6 people, 25.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Cellulitis (infection under the skin): 11 people, 45.83%
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood): 8 people, 33.33%
  3. Hepatic Failure (liver failure): 7 people, 29.17%
  4. Oedema (fluid collection in tissue): 6 people, 25.00%
  5. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction): 6 people, 25.00%
  6. Malnutrition (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking): 6 people, 25.00%
  7. Pneumonia: 6 people, 25.00%
  8. Skin Reaction: 6 people, 25.00%
  9. Joint Pain: 6 people, 25.00%
  10. Platelet Count Increased: 6 people, 25.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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