Remicade and Joint swelling - from FDA reports


Summary

Joint swelling 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 119,153 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 998 have Joint swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint swelling 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 120,174 users)

Joint Swelling

Joint swelling has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthropathy, pain (latest reports from 45,991 Joint swelling patients).

On Feb, 27, 2017

119,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 998 people (0.84%) have Joint Swelling


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Joint swelling?

Time on Remicade when people have Joint Swelling *:

  • < 1 month: 48.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.87 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.36 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.5 %

Gender of people who have Joint Swelling when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 70.61 %
  • male: 29.39 %

Age of people who have Joint Swelling when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.82 %
  • 10-19: 4.63 %
  • 20-29: 4.5 %
  • 30-39: 13.08 %
  • 40-49: 20.98 %
  • 50-59: 26.02 %
  • 60+: 29.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (394 people, 39.48%)
  • Crohn's Disease (229 people, 22.95%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (74 people, 7.41%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (61 people, 6.11%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (53 people, 5.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (284 people, 28.46%)
  • Enbrel (178 people, 17.84%)
  • Prednisone (148 people, 14.83%)
  • Humira (112 people, 11.22%)
  • Folic Acid (91 people, 9.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (476 people, 47.70%)
  • Pain (180 people, 18.04%)
  • Drug Ineffective (173 people, 17.33%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (163 people, 16.33%)
  • Rashes (127 people, 12.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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