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Review: could Xolair cause Pneumonia?

We study 11,491 people who have side effects while taking Xolair from FDA and social media. Among them, 526 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Xolair

Xolair (latest outcomes from 11,543 users) has active ingredients of omalizumab. It is often used in asthma.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 766,980 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 11,491 people reported to have side effects when taking Xolair. Among them, 526 people (4.58%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.07% of all the 765,906 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in Xolair reports

Time on Xolair when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia18.92%40.54%21.62%6.76%12.16%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Xolair * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia65.25%34.75%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Xolair * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.71%0.00%2.55%0.43%13.05%36.17%24.96%22.13%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Xolair ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (526 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (94 people, 17.87%)
  3. Bronchitis (20 people, 3.80%)
  4. Depression (7 people, 1.33%)
  5. Hypertension (7 people, 1.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair (370 people, 70.34%)
  2. Alvesco (204 people, 38.78%)
  3. Symbicort (188 people, 35.74%)
  4. Ventolin (182 people, 34.60%)
  5. Spiriva (174 people, 33.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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