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 4,437 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 has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 4,461 Actemra users)
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 Apr, 26, 2015: 4,437 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra. Among them, 244 people (5.50%) have Pneumonia.
Time on Actemra when people have Pneumonia * :
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Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra * :
Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra * :
Severity of Pneumonia when taking Actemra ** :
How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (244 people, 100.00%)
- Juvenile arthritis (54 people, 22.13%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 13.93%)
- Castleman's disease (27 people, 11.07%)
- Pain (21 people, 8.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisolone (234 people, 95.90%)
- Methotrexate (170 people, 69.67%)
- Folic acid (59 people, 24.18%)
- Aspirin (53 people, 21.72%)
- Amlodipine (53 people, 21.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Actemra for a 50-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Insomnia, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, Fluid Retention, Sjogren's Syndrome, Scleroedema, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Nuvaring for a 35-year old woman with Pregnancy. The patient has Pneumonia
- A study of drug interactions between Tamiflu, Albuterol Sulfate And Ipratropium Bromide, Nitrostat, Ondansetron, Oxycodone, Actemra, Nasonex, Spiriva, Victoza, Arava, Diovan Hct, Lipitor, Ranexa, Lantus Solostar, Wellbutrin Xl, Tricor, Carvedilol, Plavix, Xarelto for a 71-year old woman with Influenza B, Copd, Angina, Nausea And Vomiting, Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rhinitis, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Stop Smoking, Blood Clots. The patient has Shortness Of Breath, Neuropathy, Tinnitus, Loss Of Coordination, Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, Weight Loss, Appetite - Decreased, Diarrhea, Nausea And Vomiting
- A study of side effects of Symbicort for a 55-year old man with Shortness Of Breath. The patient has Pneumonia
- A study of drug interactions between Celexa, Balsalazide Disodium, Actemra for a 10-year old boy with Depression, Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Unresponsive To Verbal Stimuli, Fainting
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