Review: could Remicade cause Fatigue?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 80,113 people who take Remicade. Among them, 1,741 have Fatigue. See who they are, when they have Fatigue and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Remicade (latest outcomes from 85,420 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Remicade include infusion related reaction, fever, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, chest pain.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,515,025 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 80,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 1,624 people (2.03%) have Fatigue.
Time on Remicade when people have Fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Remicade ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (966 people, 59.48%)
- Crohn's disease (916 people, 56.40%)
- Pain (241 people, 14.84%)
- Colitis ulcerative (236 people, 14.53%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (154 people, 9.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (632 people, 38.92%)
- Prednisone (588 people, 36.21%)
- Imuran (388 people, 23.89%)
- Fosamax (382 people, 23.52%)
- Folic acid (375 people, 23.09%)
* 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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From this study (2 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.
From this study (11 months 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
lisa on May, 3, 2013:
I am not a male a 45 year old female
From this study (1 year 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.
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.
bdog4u2 on Dec, 6, 2012:
I'm a 38 yr old male. I've had crohn's for over 20 years and it sucks.
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...
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
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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