Review: could Remicade cause Pruritus?


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 Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 117,001 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,764 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 117,365 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, itching, diarrhea (latest reports from 145,534 Pruritus patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

117,001 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 1,764 people (1.51%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Pruritus?

Time on Remicade when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 56.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.55 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 69.36 %
  • male: 30.64 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.7 %
  • 10-19: 3.9 %
  • 20-29: 8.51 %
  • 30-39: 15.61 %
  • 40-49: 21.7 %
  • 50-59: 22.64 %
  • 60+: 26.93 %

Severity if Pruritus when taking Remicade **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (510 people, 28.91%)
  • Crohn's Disease (503 people, 28.51%)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (197 people, 11.17%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (114 people, 6.46%)
  • Psoriasis (82 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (297 people, 16.84%)
  • Benadryl (242 people, 13.72%)
  • Prednisone (174 people, 9.86%)
  • Tylenol (148 people, 8.39%)
  • Folic Acid (126 people, 7.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Infusion Related Reaction (770 people, 43.65%)
  • Urticaria (324 people, 18.37%)
  • Rash (297 people, 16.84%)
  • Dyspnoea (282 people, 15.99%)
  • Nausea (203 people, 11.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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