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Review: could Remicade cause Liver function test abnormal?

Summary: Liver function test abnormal could be caused by Remicade, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,034 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 337 have Liver function test abnormal. Find out below who they are, when they have Liver function test abnormal and more.

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Remicade

Remicade (latest outcomes from 85,433 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Liver function test abnormal

Liver function test abnormal (latest reports from 119,682 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 85,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 337 people (0.40%) have Liver Function Test Abnormal. They amount to 0.28% of all the 119,418 people who have Liver Function Test Abnormal on eHealthMe.

Trend of Liver function test abnormal in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Liver function test abnormal * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Liver function test abnormal67.74%16.13%8.60%2.15%3.23%2.15%0.00%

Gender of people who have Liver function test abnormal when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Liver function test abnormal67.73%32.27%

Age of people who have Liver function test abnormal when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Liver function test abnormal0.00%2.22%2.49%6.09%19.67%17.73%19.11%32.69%

Severity of Liver function test abnormal when taking Remicade ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Liver function test abnormal100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Liver function test abnormal ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (273 people, 81.01%)
  2. Crohn's disease (146 people, 43.32%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (51 people, 15.13%)
  4. Psoriasis (28 people, 8.31%)
  5. Hypertension (27 people, 8.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (225 people, 66.77%)
  2. Folic acid (124 people, 36.80%)
  3. Prednisone (99 people, 29.38%)
  4. Pentasa (70 people, 20.77%)
  5. Prednisolone (50 people, 14.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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