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Review: could Orencia cause Multiple sclerosis?

Summary: Multiple sclerosis could be caused by Orencia, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Multi-vitamin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 5,824 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Orencia

Orencia (latest outcomes from 5,911 users) has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Orencia include headache, nausea, fatigue, rashes, fatigue aggravated.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,997 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 5,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 16 people (0.27%) have Multiple Sclerosis. They amount to 0.01% of all the 279,711 people who have Multiple Sclerosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Orencia reports

Time on Orencia when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Orencia * :

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Orencia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%35.71%7.14%57.14%0.00%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Orencia ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 62.50%)
  2. Osteoporosis (1 people, 6.25%)
  3. Ankylosing spondylitis (1 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Multi-vitamin (4 people, 25.00%)
  2. Simponi (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Mobic (3 people, 18.75%)
  4. Niacin (3 people, 18.75%)
  5. Lunesta (3 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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