Could Remicade cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


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 Crohn's disease . We study 119,153 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 2,705 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 Remicade 120,160 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,875 Fatigue patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

119,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 2,705 people (2.27%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Fatigue?

Time on Remicade when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 58.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.53 %
  • 10+ years: 0.62 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 69.4 %
  • male: 30.6 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.41 %
  • 10-19: 5.21 %
  • 20-29: 7.02 %
  • 30-39: 11.93 %
  • 40-49: 20.96 %
  • 50-59: 22.1 %
  • 60+: 32.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (809 people, 29.91%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (770 people, 28.47%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (269 people, 9.94%)
  • Pain (173 people, 6.40%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (163 people, 6.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (576 people, 21.29%)
  • Prednisone (370 people, 13.68%)
  • Folic Acid (231 people, 8.54%)
  • Imuran (192 people, 7.10%)
  • Enbrel (188 people, 6.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (463 people, 17.12%)
  • Joint Pain (451 people, 16.67%)
  • Fever (408 people, 15.08%)
  • Weakness (399 people, 14.75%)
  • Headache (391 people, 14.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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