Review: could Remicade cause Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)?
This is a review of Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) by studying 80,113 people who take Remicade. We analyze: the time on Remicade when people have Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), gender and age of these people, the severity of Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Remicade. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Remicade (latest outcomes from 85,420 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. Commonly reported side effects of Remicade include infusion related reaction, fever, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, chest pain.
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) (an autoimmune or connective tissue disease. it is characterized by thickening of the skin) (latest reports from 10,662 patients) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure.
On Feb, 8, 2014: 80,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 34 people (0.04%) have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma).
Time on Remicade when people have Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ 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 * :
|Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)||35.63%||64.37% |
Age of people who have Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) when taking Remicade * :
|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 ** :
How people recovered from Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (34 people, 100.00%)
- Prophylaxis (34 people, 100.00%)
- Ankylosing spondylitis (7 people, 20.59%)
- Crohn's disease (5 people, 14.71%)
- Eosinophilic fasciitis (3 people, 8.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Rimatil (34 people, 100.00%)
- Unknown adrenal hormone preparations (34 people, 100.00%)
- Rheumatrex (34 people, 100.00%)
- Antihistamines (34 people, 100.00%)
- Gaster d (34 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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After third infusion of Remicade I developed pneumonia requiring hospitalization. An 8 day stay with anti-biotic treatments. I developed oral candida albicans where lozenges (200) failed to cure. Just switched to liquid solution w/I last 2 days. Doctors report I have developed pulmonary fibrosis. We are just now addressing that symptom/result. I had one more infusion 6 weeks after entering the hospital, and had negative symptoms. Doctor advises to stop all Remicade treatments. O2 intake is now at 90%, where as last year it would normally be 95%+ w/o exertion.
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