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.
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Actemra (latest outcomes from 4,452 users) has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Pneumonia (latest reports from 767,104 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.
On Jul, 24, 2014: 4,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra. Among them, 244 people (5.51%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.03% of all the 764,374 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.
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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