Review: could Xolair cause Pneumonia?


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 13,295 people who have side effects while taking Xolair from FDA and social media. Among them, 651 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Xolair has active ingredients of omalizumab. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Xolair 12,847 users)


Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, thrombocytopenia, diarrhea (latest reports from 118,136 Pneumonia patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

13,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Xolair.
Among them, 651 people (4.9%) have Pneumonia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xolair cause Pneumonia?

Time on Xolair when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 14.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Xolair *:

  • female: 66.25 %
  • male: 33.75 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Xolair *:

  • 0-1: 1.4 %
  • 2-9: 0.7 %
  • 10-19: 4.91 %
  • 20-29: 2.34 %
  • 30-39: 13.79 %
  • 40-49: 20.56 %
  • 50-59: 25.93 %
  • 60+: 30.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (570 people)
  • Hypersensitivity (31 people)
  • Bronchitis (16 people)
  • Depression (8 people)
  • Hypertension (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (195 people)
  • Prednisone (113 people)
  • Ventolin (101 people)
  • Symbicort (87 people)
  • Alvesco (84 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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