Could Actemra cause Pneumonia - from FDA reports
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 . We study 11,911 people who have side effects while taking Actemra from FDA. Among them, 629 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 Actemra 12,021 users)
Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,026 Pneumonia patients).
On Jan, 20, 2017
11,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra.
Among them, 629 people (5.28%) have Pneumonia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Actemra when people have Pneumonia *:
- < 1 month: 28.4 %
- 1 - 6 months: 30.86 %
- 6 - 12 months: 13.58 %
- 1 - 2 years: 17.7 %
- 2 - 5 years: 9.47 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra *:
- female: 73.7 %
- male: 26.3 %
Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Actemra *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 2.65 %
- 10-19: 2.08 %
- 20-29: 2.46 %
- 30-39: 4.73 %
- 40-49: 8.52 %
- 50-59: 20.64 %
- 60+: 58.9 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (541 people, 86.01%)
- High Blood Pressure (25 people, 3.97%)
- Preventive Health Care (23 people, 3.66%)
- Pain (19 people, 3.02%)
- Diabetes (16 people, 2.54%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (226 people, 35.93%)
- Prednisolone (87 people, 13.83%)
- Folic Acid (63 people, 10.02%)
- Rituxan (59 people, 9.38%)
- Prednisone (54 people, 8.59%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weight Increased (87 people, 13.83%)
- Nasopharyngitis (87 people, 13.83%)
- High Blood Pressure (86 people, 13.67%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (85 people, 13.51%)
- Joint Pain (80 people, 12.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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