Postmarketing surveillance of the safety profile of infliximab in 5000 Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Tsutomu Takeuchi, Y. Tatsuki, Y. Nogami, N. Ishiguro, Y. Tanaka, H. Yamanaka, N. Kamatani, M. Harigai, J. Ryu, K. Inoue, H. Kondo, S. Inokuma, T. Ochi, T. Koike

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Objectives: A large-scale postmarketing surveillance (PMS) study was carried out to determine the safety profile of infliximab in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: The PMS study was performed for all patients with RA who were treated with infliximab. They were consecutively registered in the PMS study at the initiation of infliximab treatment and were prospectively monitored with all adverse events noted for a period of 6 months. All case reports, which include safety-related events, were collected monthly. Results: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) were assessed for 6 months in 5000 patients who were consecutively enrolled in the PMS study. The incidence rates of total and serious ADRs were 28.0% and 6.2%, respectively. "Infections" or "respiratory disorders" were most commonly observed among serious ADRs. Bacterial pneumonia developed in 2.2%, tuberculosis in 0.3%, suspected Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) in 0.4% and interstitial pneumonitis in 0.5%. Bacterial pneumonia (for which individuals of male gender, of older age and those with advanced rheumatoid arthritis and comorbid respiratory disease were most at risk) began to develop immediately after the start of treatment, while tuberculosis, PCP and interstitial pneumonitis developed about 1 month later. Serious infusion reactions were observed in 0.5% and were more likely to occur in patients who had participated in previous clinical trials of infliximab. Conclusion: This postmarketing surveillance study of patients treated with infliximab showed that infliximab in combination with low-dose MTX was well tolerated in Japanese patients with active RA.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)189-194
ページ数6
ジャーナルAnnals of the rheumatic diseases
67
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 2
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 免疫アレルギー学
  • リウマチ学
  • 免疫学
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)

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