A study for a 59 year old man who takes Remicade - from FDA reports


7,919 males aged 59 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 59 year old male patient who has Rheumatoid Arthritis. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 21, 2019

7,919 males aged 59 (±5) who take Remicade are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Remicade for a 59-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 59
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Drugs taken:
    • Remicade (infliximab)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Infusion related reaction
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Skin blushing/flushing (a sudden reddening of the face, neck)
  5. Heart attack
  6. Weakness
  7. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  8. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Headache (pain in head)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Infusion related reaction
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  4. Rashes (redness)
  5. Fever
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Bladder transitional cell carcinoma stage ii (types of bladder cancer stage ii)
  8. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  9. Weight decreased
  10. Weakness
6 - 12 months:
  1. Infusion related reaction
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Fever
  4. Joint pain
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Rashes (redness)
  7. Diarrhea
  8. Chest pain
  9. Feeling abnormal
  10. Itching
1 - 2 years:
  1. Infusion related reaction
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Breathing difficulty
  4. Prostate cancer
  5. Interstitial lung disease
  6. Disseminated tuberculosis
  7. Rashes (redness)
  8. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  9. Bladder cancer
  10. Pneumonia
2 - 5 years:
  1. Infusion related reaction
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Fever
  8. Joint pain
  9. Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills)
  10. Prostate cancer
5 - 10 years:
  1. Interstitial lung disease
  2. Heart attack
  3. Prostate cancer
  4. Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Pneumonia
  7. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
  8. Renal cell carcinoma (a kidney cancer)
  9. Weakness
  10. Breathing difficulty
10+ years:
  1. Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills)
  2. Sleep disorder
  3. Dysaesthesia (abnormal sensation)
  4. Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  5. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  6. Malignant melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)
  7. Drug level decreased
  8. Weakness
  9. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
  10. Pyoderma gangrenosum (ulcerating condition of skin that results in heaped borders with a typical appearance)
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Infusion related reaction
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Chest pain
  5. Fever
  6. Breathing difficulty
  7. Joint pain
  8. Pain
  9. Rashes (redness)
  10. Diarrhea

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine): 688 people, 8.69%
  2. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 677 people, 8.55%
  3. Psoriatic Arthropathy (inflammation of the skin and joints with kin condition which typically causes patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin to develop): 600 people, 7.58%
  4. High Blood Pressure : 253 people, 3.19%
  5. Pain : 154 people, 1.94%
  6. Preventive Health Care : 139 people, 1.76%
  7. High Blood Cholesterol : 124 people, 1.57%
  8. Diabetes : 109 people, 1.38%
  9. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 79 people, 1.00%
  10. Depression : 77 people, 0.97%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Methotrexate (1,438 people, 18.16%)
  2. Folic Acid (535 people, 6.76%)
  3. Enbrel (507 people, 6.40%)
  4. Prednisone (497 people, 6.28%)
  5. Humira (448 people, 5.66%)
  6. Prednisolone (346 people, 4.37%)
  7. Arava (257 people, 3.25%)
  8. Imuran (241 people, 3.04%)
  9. Plaquenil (210 people, 2.65%)
  10. Azathioprine (209 people, 2.64%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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