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Review: could Actemra cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia is found among people who take Actemra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 4,433 people who have side effects while taking Actemra from FDA and social media. Among them, 244 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Actemra

Actemra (latest outcomes from 4,456 users) has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of actemra reports

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 122,474 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

Trend of Pneumonia reports

On Oct, 31, 2014: 4,433 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra. Among them, 244 people (5.50%) have Pneumonia.

Trend of Pneumonia in Actemra reports

Time on Actemra when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia65.87%17.07%4.79%9.58%2.69%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia66.61%33.39%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.00%5.85%2.58%3.10%10.67%4.65%19.97%53.18%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Actemra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (244 people, 100.00%)
  2. Juvenile arthritis (54 people, 22.13%)
  3. Hypertension (34 people, 13.93%)
  4. Castleman's disease (27 people, 11.07%)
  5. Pain (21 people, 8.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (234 people, 95.90%)
  2. Methotrexate (170 people, 69.67%)
  3. Folic acid (59 people, 24.18%)
  4. Aspirin (53 people, 21.72%)
  5. Amlodipine (53 people, 21.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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