Review: could Tacrolimus cause Interstitial Lung Disease?


Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Tacrolimus, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 15,929 people who have side effects while taking Tacrolimus from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, preventive health care, lung cancer - non-small cell, breast cancer (latest reports from 28,509 Interstitial lung disease patients).

On Oct, 22, 2016

15,929 people reported to have side effects when taking Tacrolimus.
Among them, 185 people (1.16%) have Interstitial Lung Disease

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tacrolimus cause Interstitial lung disease?

Time on Tacrolimus when people have Interstitial Lung Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 43.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Tacrolimus *:

  • female: 48.84 %
  • male: 51.16 %

Age of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Tacrolimus *:

  • 0-1: 0.64 %
  • 2-9: 8.33 %
  • 10-19: 8.33 %
  • 20-29: 6.41 %
  • 30-39: 4.49 %
  • 40-49: 6.41 %
  • 50-59: 12.82 %
  • 60+: 52.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (64 people, 34.59%)
  • Bone Marrow Conditioning Regimen (32 people, 17.30%)
  • Prophylaxis (31 people, 16.76%)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (20 people, 10.81%)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (10 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisolone (86 people, 46.49%)
  • Methotrexate (49 people, 26.49%)
  • Thymoglobulin (33 people, 17.84%)
  • Fludarabine Phosphate (28 people, 15.14%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (24 people, 12.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (32 people, 17.30%)
  • Diarrhoea (30 people, 16.22%)
  • Respiratory Failure (26 people, 14.05%)
  • Condition Aggravated (25 people, 13.51%)
  • Pneumonia (21 people, 11.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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