Actemra and Systemic lupus erythematosus - from FDA reports


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 11,911 people who have side effects while taking Actemra from FDA. Among them, 78 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 12,021 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 rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis (latest reports from 23,258 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

11,911 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra.
Among them, 78 people (0.65%) 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: 76.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 90.79 %
  • male: 9.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.85 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 9.62 %
  • 40-49: 19.23 %
  • 50-59: 51.92 %
  • 60+: 15.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (57 people, 73.08%)
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia (3 people, 3.85%)
  • Lupus Nephritis (2 people, 2.56%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 2.56%)
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (2 people, 2.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (44 people, 56.41%)
  • Enbrel (34 people, 43.59%)
  • Orencia (32 people, 41.03%)
  • Humira (32 people, 41.03%)
  • Plaquenil (25 people, 32.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (24 people, 30.77%)
  • Drug Ineffective (24 people, 30.77%)
  • Hair Loss (21 people, 26.92%)
  • Pemphigus (19 people, 24.36%)
  • Pain (19 people, 24.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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