Could Remicade cause Death - from FDA reports


Summary

Death 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 Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 119,153 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 1,735 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death 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 120,160 users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,988 Death patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

119,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 1,735 people (1.46%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Death?

Time on Remicade when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 24.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.02 %
  • 10+ years: 1.66 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 56.16 %
  • male: 43.84 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 1.13 %
  • 10-19: 2.63 %
  • 20-29: 4.01 %
  • 30-39: 6.26 %
  • 40-49: 11.14 %
  • 50-59: 17.52 %
  • 60+: 57.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (743 people, 42.82%)
  • Crohn's Disease (317 people, 18.27%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (89 people, 5.13%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (62 people, 3.57%)
  • Psoriasis (60 people, 3.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (332 people, 19.14%)
  • Folic Acid (206 people, 11.87%)
  • Prednisolone (121 people, 6.97%)
  • Prednisone (110 people, 6.34%)
  • Fosamax (58 people, 3.34%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (120 people, 6.92%)
  • Sepsis (71 people, 4.09%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (54 people, 3.11%)
  • Infusion Related Reaction (47 people, 2.71%)
  • Fever (44 people, 2.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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