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Review: could Remicade cause Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia?

Summary: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is found among people who take Remicade, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,089 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 96 have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and more.

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Remicade

Remicade has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 85,494 Remicade users)

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, schizophrenia. (latest reports from 8,304 Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 85,089 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 96 people (0.11%) have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia.

Trend of Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia27.78%16.67%5.56%22.22%22.22%5.56%0.00%

Gender of people who have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia36.60%63.40%

Age of people who have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia0.00%0.00%0.00%1.28%3.85%7.69%23.08%64.10%

Severity of Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Remicade ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (96 people, 100.00%)
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis (23 people, 23.96%)
  3. Crohn's disease (23 people, 23.96%)
  4. Psoriasis (11 people, 11.46%)
  5. Hypertension (7 people, 7.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (68 people, 70.83%)
  2. Folic acid (30 people, 31.25%)
  3. Prednisone tab (27 people, 28.12%)
  4. Arava (26 people, 27.08%)
  5. Aspirin (19 people, 19.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
  • Is it safe to take pravastin while on remicade?
    I have just started on Remicade and this drug scares the heck out of me! However it is being used as a last resort as no other medications were bring my ulcerative colitis under control I am very concerned about drug interactions and can't seem to get any straight answers from my doctor or the pharmacist. My main concern right now is can I safely take Pravastian due to being on Remicade? My cholesterol is very high.
  • Remicade or ulcerative colitis causing joint pain?
    Im also on mesalamine, 6 mp and trazadone. Ive had joint pain in elbow before but i realised it was caused by taking cortenema. I stoped the med and pain went away. After my first infusion of remicade (2days) i started with the knee, ankle, elbows , wrists and hands pain. The more i do. The worst the pain gets. Dr seemed to think it was caused by the UC but the timming of when the pain started is too close to e remicade. Ive had 3 doses. Still in pain every day. UC symptoms are much less severe than before. So why would the UC cause my joint pain?
  • I am experiencing myelodysplastic syndrome symptoms but it is said that it doesn't typically get diagnosed for people my age. although everything is spot on and i need to know whats wrong.
    I have been doing remicade treatments for about four years now. Lately I have gotten a UTI, an I get random bruises every single day, I also get super tired, my body aches, and I get fevers for hours on end without them breaking. I have no idea whats wrong because this has never happened before but someone told me that it looks like MDS and I looked into it and I have all the symptoms just am not in the age group for it. I was hoping someone would know if there is anything else I could look up. I am aware that remicade long term wise can cause leukemia and that is why this is such a huge concern. Please give me feedback thank you.
  • Does anyone know how to treat a swollen foot? (1 answer)
    I have been on Remicade for 6 months and I am now i am thinking i am having side effects from this drug! My left foot swollen and very painful. Has anyone experienced any side effects like this?

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    dzymay on Sep, 12, 2014:

    I have also noticed that I have been getting hard pimple like bumps on my face and neck. They never come to a head can be painful to touch and they get big like a boil but they don't go completely away they shrink down to where you can't notice the huge bump but when I rub my fingers over the area you can still feel a little bump under the skin almost like a cyst! What exactly are they and how can I stop getting them?

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    j on Oct, 21, 2014:

    If they are painful and around the jaw/neck, they may be swollen lymph nodes.

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