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Review: could Remicade cause Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)?

Summary: Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is found among people who take Remicade, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Rimatil, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 85,092 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 crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 85,498 Remicade 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 primary pulmonary hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 2,578 Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 85,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 36 people (0.04%) have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma).

Trend of Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) in Remicade reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)42.86%57.14%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)34.83%65.17%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.48%14.93%14.93%65.67%

Severity of Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) when taking Remicade ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (36 people, 100.00%)
  2. Prophylaxis (36 people, 100.00%)
  3. Ankylosing spondylitis (7 people, 19.44%)
  4. Crohn's disease (5 people, 13.89%)
  5. Eosinophilic fasciitis (3 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Rimatil (36 people, 100.00%)
  2. Unknown adrenal hormone preparations (36 people, 100.00%)
  3. Rheumatrex (36 people, 100.00%)
  4. Antihistamines (36 people, 100.00%)
  5. Gaster d (36 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I just tested positive for both crest and systemic scleroderma. I already have ms and have been on copaxone over 10 yrs. I believe copaxone may have caused this. I dont blame the makers. I am sure it has helped more then hurt, but I wonder if this has happened to others. If so it should be something ppl are aware of. That there is a risk.

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    dzymay on Sep, 12, 2014:

    I have also noticed that I have been getting hard pimple like bumps on my face and neck. They never come to a head can be painful to touch and they get big like a boil but they don't go completely away they shrink down to where you can't notice the huge bump but when I rub my fingers over the area you can still feel a little bump under the skin almost like a cyst! What exactly are they and how can I stop getting them?

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