Review: could Remicade cause Fibromyalgia?
This is a review of Fibromyalgia by studying 80,113 people who take Remicade. We analyze: the time on Remicade when people have Fibromyalgia, gender and age of these people, the severity of Fibromyalgia, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Remicade. The review is created by eHealthMe 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, ulcerative colitis. Commonly reported side effects of Remicade include infusion related reaction, fever, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, chest pain.
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) (latest reports from 89,498 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 80,113 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 145 people (0.18%) have Fibromyalgia. They amount to 0.16% of all the 89,265 people who have Fibromyalgia.
Time on Remicade when people have Fibromyalgia * :
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Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade * :
Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade * :
Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade ** :
How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (89 people, 61.38%)
- Crohn's disease (77 people, 53.10%)
- Osteoporosis (25 people, 17.24%)
- Hypertension (24 people, 16.55%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (23 people, 15.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (58 people, 40.00%)
- Folic acid (44 people, 30.34%)
- Prednisone (39 people, 26.90%)
- Vitamin d (32 people, 22.07%)
- Celebrex (32 people, 22.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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