Could Remicade cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Remicade, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Crohn's disease . We study 119,779 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 479 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Remicade

Remicade has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Remicade 120,149 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

119,779 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 479 people (0.4%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Constipation?

Time on Remicade when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 46.91 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.58 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.94 %
  • 10+ years: 1.23 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 62.85 %
  • male: 37.15 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.27 %
  • 2-9: 1.35 %
  • 10-19: 15.9 %
  • 20-29: 8.09 %
  • 30-39: 9.16 %
  • 40-49: 20.22 %
  • 50-59: 16.98 %
  • 60+: 28.03 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (117 people, 24.43%)
  • Prednisone (83 people, 17.33%)
  • Folic Acid (66 people, 13.78%)
  • Celebrex (39 people, 8.14%)
  • Plaquenil (33 people, 6.89%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (106 people, 22.13%)
  • Osteoporosis (47 people, 9.81%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (33 people, 6.89%)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (33 people, 6.89%)
  • Pain (32 people, 6.68%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (80 people, 16.70%)
  • Abdominal Pain (79 people, 16.49%)
  • Weakness (76 people, 15.87%)
  • Nausea (76 people, 15.87%)
  • Chest Pain (74 people, 15.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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