Review: could Remicade cause Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma)?


Summary

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) 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 97,680 people who have side effects while taking Remicade from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and more.

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Remicade

Remicade has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Remicade 97,983 users)

Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) (an autoimmune or connective tissue disease. it is characterized by thickening of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, weakness, hypotension (latest reports from 3,615 Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

97,680 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade.
Among them, 36 people (0.04%) have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma)


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Remicade cause Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)?

Time on Remicade when people have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) when taking Remicade *:

  • female: 70.59 %
  • male: 29.41 %

Age of people who have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) when taking Remicade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 19.05 %
  • 50-59: 47.62 %
  • 60+: 19.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (12 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (5 people)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (4 people)
  • Prophylaxis (2 people)
  • Eosinophilic Fasciitis (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (7 people)
  • Prednisone (4 people)
  • Neurontin (4 people)
  • Wellbutrin (3 people)
  • Bextra (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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