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Review: could Remicade cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue 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 85,097 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,746 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Remicade

Remicade has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 85,498 Remicade users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,846 Fatigue patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 85,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 1,746 people (2.05%) have Fatigue.

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
Fatigue66.91%10.41%4.83%7.43%7.62%2.42%0.37%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue65.86%34.14%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.55%7.55%5.84%12.67%24.23%19.37%29.78%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Remicade ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue0.00%55.56%27.78%16.67%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,014 people, 58.08%)
  2. Crohn's disease (985 people, 56.41%)
  3. Pain (270 people, 15.46%)
  4. Colitis ulcerative (248 people, 14.20%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (157 people, 8.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (636 people, 36.43%)
  2. Prednisone (596 people, 34.14%)
  3. Imuran (408 people, 23.37%)
  4. Fosamax (405 people, 23.20%)
  5. Folic acid (384 people, 21.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Cheryl Brimberry (3 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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