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Review: could Remicade cause Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia?

We study 85,082 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 85,483 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 12,507 patients) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, schizophrenia.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 85,073 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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    j on Oct, 21, 2014:

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

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