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Review: could Actemra cause Pneumonia?

We study 4,430 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.

Actemra

Actemra (latest outcomes from 4,453 users) has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 749,424 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 4,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra. Among them, 244 people (5.51%) 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • had colon removed in 1992
    diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2012
    persistent pouchitis in j-pouch
    does actemra make pouchitis worse??

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I have gained weight since 10 kgs after the two shots of Actemra 560mg. Please tell me how to put off this weight

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • After third infusion of Remicade I developed pneumonia requiring hospitalization. An 8 day stay with anti-biotic treatments. I developed oral candida albicans where lozenges (200) failed to cure. Just switched to liquid solution w/I last 2 days. Doctors report I have developed pulmonary fibrosis. We are just now addressing that symptom/result. I had one more infusion 6 weeks after entering the hospital, and had negative symptoms. Doctor advises to stop all Remicade treatments. O2 intake is now at 90%, where as last year it would normally be 95%+ w/o exertion.

    Reply

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