Actemra and Pneumonia - from FDA reports


Summary

Pneumonia is found among people who take Actemra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Pneumonia with Actemra. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 14,511 people who have side effects when taking Actemra from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 13, 2017

14,511 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra.
Among them, 752 people (5.18%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actemra cause Pneumonia?

Time on Actemra when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 29.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.96 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra *:

  • female: 74.9 %
  • male: 25.1 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.4 %
  • 10-19: 1.92 %
  • 20-29: 2.56 %
  • 30-39: 4.79 %
  • 40-49: 8.15 %
  • 50-59: 20.93 %
  • 60+: 59.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (656 people, 87.23%)
  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 3.72%)
  • Preventive Health Care (24 people, 3.19%)
  • Pain (23 people, 3.06%)
  • Diabetes (17 people, 2.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (226 people, 30.05%)
  • Rituxan (92 people, 12.23%)
  • Prednisolone (87 people, 11.57%)
  • Enbrel (77 people, 10.24%)
  • Plaquenil (69 people, 9.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (123 people, 16.36%)
  • High Blood Pressure (117 people, 15.56%)
  • Joint Pain (112 people, 14.89%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (111 people, 14.76%)
  • Weight Increased (109 people, 14.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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