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Review: could Remicade cause Joint swelling?

Summary: Joint swelling is found among people who take Remicade, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,089 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 624 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 85,494 Remicade users)

Joint swelling

Joint swelling has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 23,903 Joint swelling patients)

On Jan, 11, 2015: 85,089 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 624 people (0.73%) have Joint Swelling.

Trend of Joint swelling in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Joint swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint swelling59.64%10.84%12.05%9.64%4.82%3.01%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Joint swelling68.80%31.20%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint swelling0.00%1.32%5.92%5.13%17.50%28.42%20.79%20.92%

Severity of Joint swelling when taking Remicade ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint swelling0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint swelling ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (325 people, 52.08%)
  2. Crohn's disease (284 people, 45.51%)
  3. Colitis ulcerative (115 people, 18.43%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (77 people, 12.34%)
  5. Arthritis (61 people, 9.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (269 people, 43.11%)
  2. Prednisone (163 people, 26.12%)
  3. Prednisolone (150 people, 24.04%)
  4. Folic acid (112 people, 17.95%)
  5. Solu-cortef (64 people, 10.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Is it safe to take pravastin while on remicade?
    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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • I have had this very localized area of swelling on each hip for a couple of years now (looks like two small sacs of water or air sitting on each hip) any ideas what could be causing this?
    I have been seeing a chiropractor for years now for back, knee, and hip pain including going through physical therapy, regular manipulation, and massage. When I noticed this for months and it hadn't gone away I had him look at it. He was able to tell that this was not simply adipose and it seemed to be either fluid or air. We tried for a while using ice and massage on the area but were not concerned because there was no heat or pain associated with it. Nothing was ever diagnosed even from my primary care and I just let it be. But now the swelling has gone up and I realize that maybe I should see what was going on. Over the past couple of years I have also developed severe allergies both animal, indoor, outdoor, and many foods. This is also new I was never even allergic to pollen as a child. I also have (or had) very mild scoliosis in the lumbar and cervical back (only a couple degrees off). Any ideas where this is coming from?

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  • the joint pain isn't as bad as the swelling!!! its been random & moves from joint to joint...my hands & fingers more severe...ive never had these symptoms before!! my doctor has run RA panels, MS panels etc...waiting on results!! started me on Mobic.....absolutely cant tell ive taken anything...no symptom relief at all!!!!! I thought I was crazy but its quite noticeable & my friends are blown away...we're laughing about it now or I would cry..because at the end of the day my right knee will be killing me, hard to do any stairs up or down, but next fine & my right hand swollen & red & painful....then it might be my pinky!!!!! driving me nuts...I cant wear any rings & barely put on my shoes!!!! my doctor wont give me a water pill cause I typically have low blood pressure! I had sinus surgery sept 23, 2014 ( one of numerous for the last 2oyrs for polyps & sinusitis)...ent added the singulair (started sept 6th,2014) to help with polyps! my symptoms have been since oct 9,2014 please help!!!

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