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Review: could Remicade cause Fatigue?

We study 85,067 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,744 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue 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.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,310 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 85,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 1,744 people (2.05%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,543,376 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fatigue in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue66.98%10.45%4.85%7.28%7.65%2.43%0.37%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue65.87%34.13%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.56%7.56%5.85%12.64%24.21%19.39%29.80%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Remicade ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue0.00%62.50%25.00%12.50%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,014 people, 58.14%)
  2. Crohn's disease (985 people, 56.48%)
  3. Pain (270 people, 15.48%)
  4. Colitis ulcerative (248 people, 14.22%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (157 people, 9.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (636 people, 36.47%)
  2. Prednisone (596 people, 34.17%)
  3. Imuran (408 people, 23.39%)
  4. Fosamax (405 people, 23.22%)
  5. Folic acid (384 people, 22.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Cheryl Brimberry (2 years ago):

I am a female 66 yrs old and had my 4th Remicade infusion,.I live in the Houston, Tx area.
I have started experiencing alot of fatigue this last month.

will it get better w/more infusions and time? all my blood work is normal. My vitamin D level was low and I just started to increase it, I also take other vitamins.b What do u suggest for the fatigue?
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Joint and muscle pain and stiffness started one week before remicade treatment and was gone 8 hours after treatment. 4 weeks later pain and stiffness returned in one day all at once. 3 weeks until next treatment . Mornings are better after some stretching, by the end of the day I can barely walk. Also fatigue, I have trouble sleeping also from the pain.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Had infusion remicade 6 vials like normal every five weeks for last three years. A week ago had infusion and got flu like symptoms. Cough fever and chest pains . Aches all over and joints hurt . Got diareha and feel like no energy still 7 days later. Never had this happen

    Reply

    lisa on May, 3, 2013:

    I am not a male a 45 year old female

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Couldn't walk after second Remicade infusion for Crohn's. Was switched to Humira with same results. Am now bedridden and can no longer work outside the home. Mayo Clinic diagnosed it as drug-induced lupus but blood markers are changing while symptoms are not.

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    JAYANTA KUMAR BANDYOPADHYAY on Apr, 24, 2012:

    After the first dose of Infliximab Remicade for HLA B27 + Spondyloarthropathy, ( second is due in May 2012 and I am advised for life long such an expensive treatment with no curability but to restrict the rate of deterioration), my condition is in a fix. My cornea is also affected with total absence of goblet cells suggestive of grade iv squamous metaplasia. However, my Doctor is very good / caring and humanitarian. I took opinion of four leading doctors in India and email advice from USA/UK/Netharland and all confirmed my treatment on correct path. I do not know how to finance Rs.10 Lakhs every year when my income is 50%. of that.
    Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
    Kolkata
    India-24.04.2012

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    bdog4u2 on Dec, 6, 2012:

    I'm a 38 yr old male. I've had crohn's for over 20 years and it sucks.

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    Bobbie on Oct, 20, 2012:

    My mother, 53 years old, , diagnosed with ulcerative colitis July of 2011 has passed away from remicade. She had breat cancer and was treated with chemo in 1999 but healthy ever since. There is no other explanation. This drug is scary. If you are thinking of using it see a cardiologist and liver expert before you even think about it. I beg of you. 6 weeks and she was gone...

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    Bobby Green on Dec, 6, 2012:

    Been on remicade for over 8 years the worse I got from it was athletes foot. I'm sorry for your mom its a horrible disease and the meds can be worse. I hope we have a cure one day but there's not enough profit in cures I watched remicade go from $2000 a treatment to $7000 its not fair how the sick get preyed upon

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    Rainer on Jan, 7, 2013:

    I had exoperienced leg muscle weakness when on Statins of all sorts. Eventually I could not take any of the Statins any longer as they adversly affected me in numerous ways. Stopped Statins and all improved. Started Questran Lite. leg muscles feel like Jelly. May be possibly from this but not sure as yet. Will see Doc to have this confirmed. seems to me when ever I try a medication to help my High Cholesterol / Heart desease issue tthat i am stuffing myself up with considerable side effects affecting my quality of life!!

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