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Review: could Remicade cause Chronic fatigue syndrome?

Summary: Chronic fatigue syndrome could be caused by Remicade, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, also take Keflex, and have Folliculitis.

We study 85,034 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Chronic fatigue syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic fatigue syndrome and more.

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Remicade

Remicade (latest outcomes from 85,433 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue) (latest reports from 12,171 patients) has been reported by people with acne, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 85,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 19 people (0.02%) have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. They amount to 0.16% of all the 11,862 people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chronic fatigue syndrome in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Chronic fatigue syndrome * :

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Gender of people who have Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Chronic fatigue syndrome70.00%30.00%

Age of people who have Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chronic fatigue syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%52.94%29.41%11.76%0.00%5.88%

Severity of Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Remicade ** :

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How people recovered from Chronic fatigue syndrome ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Folliculitis (11 people, 57.89%)
  2. Acne (9 people, 47.37%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (5 people, 26.32%)
  4. Psoriasis (5 people, 26.32%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 15.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Keflex (11 people, 57.89%)
  2. Hibiclens (11 people, 57.89%)
  3. Ortho tri-cyclen (11 people, 57.89%)
  4. Accutane (11 people, 57.89%)
  5. Ambien (6 people, 31.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I have so many problems and take so many medicines I am trying to find out what works what doesn't what interacts which drugs are necessary - 2 years ago had bilateral total knee replacement -- trying to quit smoking, did quit for about a year then started up part time

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Sarcoidosis caused complete heart block. Pacemaker implanted in December 2009 but for the past two years I have had palpitations caused by around 3.7 million ectopic heartbeats per year.

    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

    Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems

    Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake

    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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