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Review: could Remicade cause Pruritus (Itching)?

Summary: Pruritus is found among people who take Remicade, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,082 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,169 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Remicade

Remicade (latest outcomes from 85,486 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Trend of remicade reports

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 546,293 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 85,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 1,258 people (1.48%) have Pruritus.

Trend of Pruritus in Remicade reports

Time on Remicade when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus61.61%8.80%3.67%5.62%19.56%0.73%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus69.84%30.16%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.37%3.88%7.50%13.75%21.30%31.79%21.41%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Remicade ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (776 people, 61.69%)
  2. Crohn's disease (673 people, 53.50%)
  3. Colitis ulcerative (243 people, 19.32%)
  4. Prophylaxis (136 people, 10.81%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (110 people, 8.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (674 people, 53.58%)
  2. Folic acid (399 people, 31.72%)
  3. Prednisone (345 people, 27.42%)
  4. Benadryl (322 people, 25.60%)
  5. Solu-cortef (193 people, 15.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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