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 97,680 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,384 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Remicade 96,123 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, thrombocytopenia, feeling abnormal, diarrhea (latest reports from 109,065 Pruritus patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

97,680 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 1,384 people (1.42%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Pruritus?

Time on Remicade when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 57.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.98 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.78 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 69.93 %
  • male: 30.07 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.8 %
  • 10-19: 4.18 %
  • 20-29: 8.76 %
  • 30-39: 15.54 %
  • 40-49: 21.61 %
  • 50-59: 22.71 %
  • 60+: 26.39 %

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 (420 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (389 people)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (133 people)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (76 people)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (63 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (257 people)
  • Benadryl (182 people)
  • Prednisone (170 people)
  • Folic Acid (125 people)
  • Tylenol (95 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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