Remicade and 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. This review analyzes which people have Fibromyalgia with Remicade. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 124,285 people who have side effects when taking Remicade from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

124,285 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 288 people (0.23%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Remicade when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.86 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.43 %
  • 10+ years: 5.71 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 82.4 %
  • male: 17.6 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.54 %
  • 10-19: 1.09 %
  • 20-29: 8.7 %
  • 30-39: 8.7 %
  • 40-49: 30.98 %
  • 50-59: 26.09 %
  • 60+: 23.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (137 people, 47.57%)
  • Crohn's Disease (63 people, 21.88%)
  • Osteoporosis (29 people, 10.07%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (27 people, 9.38%)
  • Pain (24 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (84 people, 29.17%)
  • Humira (75 people, 26.04%)
  • Enbrel (74 people, 25.69%)
  • Plaquenil (52 people, 18.06%)
  • Arava (48 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (53 people, 18.40%)
  • Herpes Zoster (49 people, 17.01%)
  • Anaemia (48 people, 16.67%)
  • Joint Pain (47 people, 16.32%)
  • High Blood Pressure (42 people, 14.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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