Review: could Actemra cause Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?


Summary

Systemic lupus erythematosus is found among people who take Actemra, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 10,744 people who have side effects while taking Actemra from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus and more.

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Actemra

Actemra has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Actemra 10,784 users)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 22,170 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

10,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra.
Among them, 58 people (0.54%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actemra cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

Time on Actemra when people have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 75.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Actemra *:

  • female: 89.29 %
  • male: 10.71 %

Age of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Actemra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.76 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.9 %
  • 40-49: 19.05 %
  • 50-59: 47.62 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (44 people, 75.86%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (4 people, 6.90%)
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia (3 people, 5.17%)
  • Hypertension (2 people, 3.45%)
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (2 people, 3.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (28 people, 48.28%)
  • Enbrel (17 people, 29.31%)
  • Orencia (15 people, 25.86%)
  • Humira (15 people, 25.86%)
  • Rituxan (13 people, 22.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (14 people, 24.14%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (13 people, 22.41%)
  • Fatigue (9 people, 15.52%)
  • Alopecia (9 people, 15.52%)
  • Pemphigus (7 people, 12.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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