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Review: could Remicade cause Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)?

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

We study 85,034 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 (latest outcomes from 85,433 users) has active ingredients of infliximab. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) (an autoimmune or connective tissue disease. it is characterized by thickening of the skin) (latest reports from 10,782 patients) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 85,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Remicade. Among them, 36 people (0.04%) have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma). They amount to 0.33% of all the 10,771 people who have Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) on eHealthMe.

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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