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Review: could Remicade cause Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia?

We study 85,067 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 (latest outcomes from 85,470 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)) (latest reports from 12,489 patients) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, schizophrenia.

On Sep, 2, 2014: 85,067 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 96 people (0.11%) have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. They amount to 0.77% of all the 12,489 people who have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia on eHealthMe.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Extended remicade every 2 months now 5 vials. Had me stop methetrexate liver enlarged.
    Over due for remicade infusion and experiencing extreme
    Fatigue, loss appetite, slept 4days didn't eat or drink or wake up confused state of mind.

    Went to emergency did X-rays, cat scan, stomache and head. Said I have fluid in stomach, toxins and gas. No biopsy done but diagnosed it as cirrhosis of the liver. I did in past drink a lot of
    Light beer but wean off per dr instructions.
    They put me on oxygen at home, still very fatigued, extreme pain in joints and stomache, now when I sleep I have FOAM bubbling from mouth.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Last few days I've had a large build up of phlegm in my lungs and a lot of caughing. Wheezing that won't go away. Started Remicade 2 months ago.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have exhausted all drug options for overactive bladder due to "resistance." Including Botox injections that had moderate results but only lasted almost two months. Also, every injection was painfully felt although I was prepped with a pain minimizing treatment. I am searching for help if any of my medication are causing the resistance.

    Reply

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