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Would you have Pneumonia when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?

Summary: Pneumonia is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially people who are female, 50-59 old, also have High blood pressure, and take medication Methotrexate. We study 7,814 people who have Pneumonia and Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Prednisone, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil. (latest reports from 218,694 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 122,911 Pneumonia patients)

On May, 1, 2015: 8,077 people who have rheumatoid arthritis and Pneumonia are studied.

Trend of Pneumonia in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Pneumonia * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia71.44%28.56%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Pneumonia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.00%0.05%0.04%0.73%2.62%8.02%22.82%65.72%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pneumonia0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (1,483 people, 18.36%)
  2. Osteoporosis (1,029 people, 12.74%)
  3. Prophylaxis (823 people, 10.19%)
  4. Pain (682 people, 8.44%)
  5. Insomnia (371 people, 4.59%)
  6. Vitamin supplementation (370 people, 4.58%)
  7. Depression (360 people, 4.46%)
  8. Diabetes mellitus (291 people, 3.60%)
  9. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (289 people, 3.58%)
  10. Asthma (248 people, 3.07%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (6,284 people, 77.80%)
  2. Humira (4,182 people, 51.78%)
  3. Remicade (3,595 people, 44.51%)
  4. Prednisolone (2,945 people, 36.46%)
  5. Folic acid (2,878 people, 35.63%)
  6. Enbrel (2,471 people, 30.59%)
  7. Prednisone (1,920 people, 23.77%)
  8. Arava (884 people, 10.94%)
  9. Omeprazole (884 people, 10.94%)
  10. Aspirin (712 people, 8.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • VickiL on Jul, 8, 2011:

    Let me be the 1st female to develop osteoarthritis while taking interferon treatments. I have been off treatments since 5/27/2011, and my pain keeps getting worse. Joints are freezing up, I can hardly walk or use my hands at times. No pain in back or hips, just feet, hands knees, & shoulders. I hate to say this, but had I known it would be this bad, I think I would have taken my chances with the hepatitis c. My GP is treating me with NSAIDS, but they don't seem to be working. Where do I go from here?

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    Kim on Oct, 2, 2012:

    Vicki I am so sorry to read about what you have been through. I just finished my Intron treatment about a week ago. The arthritis symptoms have started for me also and they are severe. I wondered if your doctors have found anything that helps. I am having a hard time finding information which I am sure you already know. Since we seem to be two of a kind I would love to hear from you. I hope that you are doing better and feeling a little better. You can contact me on this thread. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Cass on Nov, 7, 2012:

    Vickil and Kim, You are not alone; I stopped taking inteferon and ribasphere on 6/23/12. After experiencing severe joint and muscle pain all over, I tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis in late September. I am being referred to a rheumatologist. RA has been identified as a potential side effect of inteferon. I pray relief for all sufferers of this condition.

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