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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 4,436 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 has active ingredients of tocilizumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 4,460 Actemra 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, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 13,111 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients)

On Mar, 8, 2015: 4,436 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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