Tysabri and Pulmonary embolism - from FDA reports


Summary

Pulmonary embolism is found among people who take Tysabri, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 160,334 people who have side effects while taking Tysabri from FDA. Among them, 593 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism and more.

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Tysabri

Tysabri has active ingredients of natalizumab. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Tysabri 160,733 users)

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 91,942 Pulmonary embolism patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

160,334 people reported to have side effects when taking Tysabri.
Among them, 593 people (0.37%) have Pulmonary Embolism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tysabri cause Pulmonary embolism?

Time on Tysabri when people have Pulmonary Embolism *:

  • < 1 month: 11.6 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.6 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Tysabri *:

  • female: 70.1 %
  • male: 29.9 %

Age of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Tysabri *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.39 %
  • 20-29: 8.51 %
  • 30-39: 19.92 %
  • 40-49: 32.3 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 11.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (491 people, 82.80%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (63 people, 10.62%)
  • Pain (30 people, 5.06%)
  • Birth Control (30 people, 5.06%)
  • Depression (21 people, 3.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (62 people, 10.46%)
  • Baclofen (60 people, 10.12%)
  • Lyrica (30 people, 5.06%)
  • Yaz (25 people, 4.22%)
  • Provigil (24 people, 4.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (111 people, 18.72%)
  • Pneumonia (61 people, 10.29%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (46 people, 7.76%)
  • Weakness (44 people, 7.42%)
  • Thrombosis (44 people, 7.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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