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Review: could Remicade cause Interstitial lung disease?





Summary: Interstitial lung disease 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 Rheumatrex, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,085 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 591 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease 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 85,488 users)

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer.(latest reports from Interstitial lung disease 20,635 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 85,082 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 591 people (0.69%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease73.51%9.19%3.78%6.49%2.16%4.86%0.00%

Gender of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Interstitial lung disease63.92%36.08%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Interstitial lung disease0.00%0.00%1.42%1.77%5.54%5.90%20.05%65.33%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Remicade ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (591 people, 100.00%)
  2. Prophylaxis (164 people, 27.75%)
  3. Hypertension (122 people, 20.64%)
  4. Crohn's disease (92 people, 15.57%)
  5. Gastritis (83 people, 14.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Rheumatrex (591 people, 100.00%)
  2. Prednisolone (370 people, 62.61%)
  3. Methotrexate (365 people, 61.76%)
  4. Folic acid (166 people, 28.09%)
  5. Prednisone (162 people, 27.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I have just started on Remicade and this drug scares the heck out of me! However it is being used as a last resort as no other medications were bring my ulcerative colitis under control I am very concerned about drug interactions and can't seem to get any straight answers from my doctor or the pharmacist. My main concern right now is can I safely take Pravastian due to being on Remicade? My cholesterol is very high.
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  • Remicade or ulcerative colitis causing joint pain?
    Im also on mesalamine, 6 mp and trazadone. Ive had joint pain in elbow before but i realised it was caused by taking cortenema. I stoped the med and pain went away. After my first infusion of remicade (2days) i started with the knee, ankle, elbows , wrists and hands pain. The more i do. The worst the pain gets. Dr seemed to think it was caused by the UC but the timming of when the pain started is too close to e remicade. Ive had 3 doses. Still in pain every day. UC symptoms are much less severe than before. So why would the UC cause my joint pain?
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  • I am experiencing myelodysplastic syndrome symptoms but it is said that it doesn't typically get diagnosed for people my age. although everything is spot on and i need to know whats wrong.
    I have been doing remicade treatments for about four years now. Lately I have gotten a UTI, an I get random bruises every single day, I also get super tired, my body aches, and I get fevers for hours on end without them breaking. I have no idea whats wrong because this has never happened before but someone told me that it looks like MDS and I looked into it and I have all the symptoms just am not in the age group for it. I was hoping someone would know if there is anything else I could look up. I am aware that remicade long term wise can cause leukemia and that is why this is such a huge concern. Please give me feedback thank you.
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  • Does anyone know how to treat a swollen foot? (1 answer)
    I have been on Remicade for 6 months and I am now i am thinking i am having side effects from this drug! My left foot swollen and very painful. Has anyone experienced any side effects like this?
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  • Can prolia cause side effects to tkr?
    I had total knee replacements for both knees in 2011. The left knee turned out fair but the right never gave me any relief. In 2012 I was put on Remicade which helped my RA a great deal. Then a couple months ago I was given Prolia injection for my Osteoporosis. Two days later I experienced a lot of pain in my knees. My doctor didn't think it was the Prolia but I do because it happened just 2 days after the shot. The pain continues to get worse and my knees are getting very stiff and hurts a great deal to walk. The doctor doesn't know anything more she can do for me. She upped my dose of Remicade from every 8 weeks to every 6 weeks and added Plaquenil but it hasn't helped at all. I have chronic back pain and have been getting injections at a pain center for that and take pain drugs for that as well but they don't do a thing for the knees. Do you think the Polia could have caused this problem in my knees. What can you suggest to me. I would really like to find out what is causing so much pain and stiffness and what to do about it. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you.
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