Tysabri and Death - from FDA reports

Death is found among people who take Tysabri, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Avonex, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 167,501 people who have side effects when taking Tysabri from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 29, 2018

167,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Tysabri.
Among them, 1,688 people (1.01%) have Death

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Tysabri when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 10.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.59 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Tysabri *:

  • female: 63.63 %
  • male: 36.37 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Tysabri *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.26 %
  • 20-29: 3.14 %
  • 30-39: 10.92 %
  • 40-49: 22.45 %
  • 50-59: 29.96 %
  • 60+: 33.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 35 people, 2.07%
  2. Depression: 25 people, 1.48%
  3. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 22 people, 1.30%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 17 people, 1.01%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 14 people, 0.83%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Avonex: 169 people, 10.01%
  2. Baclofen: 47 people, 2.78%
  3. Avastin: 36 people, 2.13%
  4. Lasix: 25 people, 1.48%
  5. Gabapentin: 22 people, 1.30%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells): 85 people, 5.04%
  2. Urinary Tract Infection: 73 people, 4.32%
  3. Fall: 62 people, 3.67%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 57 people, 3.38%
  5. Pneumonia: 53 people, 3.14%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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