Who have Cough with Xeljanz - from FDA reports


Cough is found among people who take Xeljanz, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 57,304 people who have side effects when taking Xeljanz from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 16, 2019

57,304 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeljanz.
Among them, 1,717 people (3.0%) have Cough


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xeljanz cause Cough?

Time on Xeljanz when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 23.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 48.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.35 %

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Xeljanz *:

  • female: 87.56 %
  • male: 12.44 %

Age of people who have Cough when taking Xeljanz *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.13 %
  • 20-29: 0.6 %
  • 30-39: 2.67 %
  • 40-49: 8.69 %
  • 50-59: 24.87 %
  • 60+: 63.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 99 people, 5.77%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 66 people, 3.84%
  3. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 66 people, 3.84%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol: 59 people, 3.44%
  5. Thyroid Diseases: 33 people, 1.92%
  6. Blood Pressure Management: 32 people, 1.86%
  7. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 29 people, 1.69%
  8. Cardiac Disorder: 27 people, 1.57%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 26 people, 1.51%
  10. Stress And Anxiety: 23 people, 1.34%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Enbrel: 226 people, 13.16%
  2. Plaquenil: 146 people, 8.50%
  3. Orencia: 141 people, 8.21%
  4. Humira: 130 people, 7.57%
  5. Actemra: 121 people, 7.05%
  6. Arava: 103 people, 6.00%
  7. Rituxan: 92 people, 5.36%
  8. Remicade: 89 people, 5.18%
  9. Celebrex: 70 people, 4.08%
  10. Methotrexate: 69 people, 4.02%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx): 348 people, 20.27%
  2. Headache (pain in head): 305 people, 17.76%
  3. Drug Ineffective: 289 people, 16.83%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 269 people, 15.67%
  5. Joint Pain: 238 people, 13.86%
  6. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 232 people, 13.51%
  7. Breathing Difficulty: 225 people, 13.10%
  8. Oropharyngeal Pain: 223 people, 12.99%
  9. Pain: 201 people, 11.71%
  10. Fever: 193 people, 11.24%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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