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Review: could Actemra cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

We study 4,430 people who have side effects while taking Actemra from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus and more.

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Actemra

Actemra (latest outcomes from 4,454 users) has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) (latest reports from 42,139 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 4,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Actemra. Among them, 23 people (0.52%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Trend of Systemic lupus erythematosus in Actemra reports

Time on Actemra when people have Systemic lupus erythematosus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Systemic lupus erythematosus11.76%64.71%17.65%0.00%5.88%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Actemra * :

FemaleMale
Systemic lupus erythematosus100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Actemra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Systemic lupus erythematosus0.00%0.00%5.00%0.00%10.00%30.00%35.00%20.00%

Severity of Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Actemra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Systemic lupus erythematosus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (19 people, 82.61%)
  2. Hypertension (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. Antiphospholipid syndrome (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Pain in extremity (2 people, 8.70%)
  5. Iron deficiency anaemia (2 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (7 people, 30.43%)
  2. Mabthera (6 people, 26.09%)
  3. Acetaminophen (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Sodium ferrous citrate (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Prednisolone (3 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Lupus, severe following 7 days on Avelox. Hospitalized for 28 days at two different hospitals before a diagnosis was made at Duke University hospital. Discharged and diagnosis was made a few days later, once all the test results were back. Rheumatoligist has been treating past eight months for Lupus, Prednisone, Plaqinel, and Cellcept max dosage 1500mg twice a day. Remains with kidney involvement, fatigue, and generalized weakness. High fevers at first and temp 94 as well after fever,anorexia, Weight loss of 30 pounds, extremely low B/P. hair loss, and many other symptoms.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am recovering from reconstructive facial surgery and fat transfer due to the loss of subcutaneous fat loss. I am waiting for authorization to have surgery for the injury of my buttocks. I have Doctor reports confirming Celebrex is the cause for all my injuries.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • had colon removed in 1992
    diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2012
    persistent pouchitis in j-pouch
    does actemra make pouchitis worse??

    Reply

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