Could Remicade cause Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports
Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Remicade, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 119,777 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 258 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.
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Remicade has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Remicade 120,149 users)
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 46,386 Fibromyalgia patients).
On Nov, 20, 2016
119,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 258 people (0.22%) have Fibromyalgia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Remicade when people have Fibromyalgia *:
- < 1 month: 12.9 %
- 1 - 6 months: 29.03 %
- 6 - 12 months: 32.26 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6.45 %
- 2 - 5 years: 6.45 %
- 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
- 10+ years: 3.23 %
Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade *:
- female: 82.28 %
- male: 17.72 %
Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.6 %
- 10-19: 1.2 %
- 20-29: 8.38 %
- 30-39: 9.58 %
- 40-49: 30.54 %
- 50-59: 27.54 %
- 60+: 22.16 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Methotrexate (84 people, 32.56%)
- Humira (60 people, 23.26%)
- Enbrel (54 people, 20.93%)
- Plaquenil (47 people, 18.22%)
- Folic Acid (36 people, 13.95%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Remicade, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Osteoporosis (29 people, 11.24%)
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (23 people, 8.91%)
- Pain (23 people, 8.91%)
- High Blood Pressure (15 people, 5.81%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Joint Pain (41 people, 15.89%)
- Herpes Zoster (40 people, 15.50%)
- Anaemia (39 people, 15.12%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (37 people, 14.34%)
- Drug Ineffective (37 people, 14.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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