Could Remicade cause Pruritus - from FDA reports


Summary

Pruritus 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 Crohn's disease . We study 119,777 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA. Among them, 1,815 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus 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 120,149 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Pruritus patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

119,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 1,815 people (1.52%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Pruritus?

Time on Remicade when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 57.93 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.83 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 69.54 %
  • male: 30.46 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.68 %
  • 10-19: 3.79 %
  • 20-29: 8.57 %
  • 30-39: 15.63 %
  • 40-49: 21.93 %
  • 50-59: 22.53 %
  • 60+: 26.86 %

Severity of Pruritus **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 25 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (300 people, 16.53%)
  • Benadryl (245 people, 13.50%)
  • Prednisone (174 people, 9.59%)
  • Tylenol (152 people, 8.37%)
  • Folic Acid (126 people, 6.94%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (121 people, 6.67%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Infusion Related Reaction (792 people, 43.64%)
  • Rashes (510 people, 28.10%)
  • Urticaria (335 people, 18.46%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (289 people, 15.92%)
  • Chest Pain (221 people, 12.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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