Could Remicade cause Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports


Summary

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 119,153 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 259 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia 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)

Fibromyalgia

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 46,428 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

119,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 259 people (0.22%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Remicade when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 16.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 32.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 6.45 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 82.35 %
  • male: 17.65 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.6 %
  • 10-19: 1.19 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 9.52 %
  • 40-49: 30.36 %
  • 50-59: 27.98 %
  • 60+: 22.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (119 people, 45.95%)
  • Crohn's Disease (61 people, 23.55%)
  • Osteoporosis (29 people, 11.20%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (23 people, 8.88%)
  • Pain (23 people, 8.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (84 people, 32.43%)
  • Humira (60 people, 23.17%)
  • Enbrel (54 people, 20.85%)
  • Plaquenil (47 people, 18.15%)
  • Folic Acid (36 people, 13.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (42 people, 16.22%)
  • Herpes Zoster (40 people, 15.44%)
  • Anaemia (39 people, 15.06%)
  • Depression (38 people, 14.67%)
  • Pain (37 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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