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Review: could Remicade cause Death?

Summary: Death could be caused by Remicade, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,034 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,407 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death 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, ulcerative colitis. Commonly reported side effects of Remicade include infusion related reaction, fever, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, pneumonia.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 85,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 1,500 people (1.76%) have Death. They amount to 0.28% of all the 531,873 people who have Death on eHealthMe.

Trend of Death in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Death46.88%10.62%9.38%10.00%12.50%9.38%1.25%

Gender of people who have Death when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Death56.89%43.11%

Age of people who have Death when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Death0.10%0.73%3.32%3.32%6.13%10.59%16.82%58.98%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (967 people, 64.47%)
  2. Crohn's disease (413 people, 27.53%)
  3. Colitis ulcerative (101 people, 6.73%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (92 people, 6.13%)
  5. Psoriasis (79 people, 5.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (477 people, 31.80%)
  2. Folic acid (279 people, 18.60%)
  3. Prednisone (191 people, 12.73%)
  4. Prednisolone (157 people, 10.47%)
  5. Prednisone tab (151 people, 10.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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