Could Xolair cause Pneumonia - from FDA reports


Summary

Pneumonia is found among people who take Xolair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Singulair, and have Asthma . We study 20,544 people who have side effects while taking Xolair from FDA. Among them, 1,139 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Xolair

Xolair has active ingredients of omalizumab. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Xolair 20,701 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,026 Pneumonia patients).

On Dec, 27, 2016

20,544 people reported to have side effects when taking Xolair.
Among them, 1,139 people (5.54%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xolair cause Pneumonia?

Time on Xolair when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 19.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.8 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Xolair *:

  • female: 67.26 %
  • male: 32.74 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Xolair *:

  • 0-1: 0.75 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 4.73 %
  • 20-29: 2.74 %
  • 30-39: 13.33 %
  • 40-49: 18.43 %
  • 50-59: 26.28 %
  • 60+: 33.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (1,021 people, 89.64%)
  • Hypersensitivity (39 people, 3.42%)
  • Bronchitis (22 people, 1.93%)
  • High Blood Pressure (20 people, 1.76%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (19 people, 1.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (351 people, 30.82%)
  • Ventolin (223 people, 19.58%)
  • Symbicort (221 people, 19.40%)
  • Spiriva (182 people, 15.98%)
  • Alvesco (138 people, 12.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Asthma (372 people, 32.66%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (262 people, 23.00%)
  • Cough (252 people, 22.12%)
  • Nasopharyngitis (240 people, 21.07%)
  • Wheezing (216 people, 18.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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