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Humira vs Cimzia for a male patient aged 26

This is personalized comparison of Humira vs Cimzia for a male aged 26. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Humira (latest outcomes from 136,716 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Cimzia (latest outcomes from 13,018 users) has active ingredients of certolizumab pegol. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jan, 12, 2015: 1,251 male patients aged 21 who take the same drugs are studied in Humira vs Cimzia

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male21Crohn's Disease

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Humira adalimumabAbbott
Cimzia certolizumab pegolUcb Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 21 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Humira (Abbott)Cimzia (Ucb Inc)
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Injection Site PainDiarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveAbdominal Pain
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abdominal PainAbdominal Abscess (collection of pus in abdomen)
VomitingPyrexia (fever)
Headache (pain in head)Injection Site Pain
Weight DecreasedWeight Decreased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Perirectal Abscess

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Humira (Abbott)Cimzia (Ucb Inc)
Injection Site PainInfectious Mononucleosis (infection usually caused by the epstein-barr virus)
Lung Abscess (pus in lungs)Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Hepatomegaly (abnormal enlargement of the liver)
Testis Cancer (testes cancer)Clostridial Infection (infectious conditions by clostridium bacteria)
Brain InjuryPyrexia (fever)
Pyothorax (accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity)Headache (pain in head)
Pyrexia (fever)Herpes Zoster
Intestinal Stenosis (partial obstruction that causes the centre opening of the intestine to become narrower)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Humira0.00%10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%
Cimzia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Humira (adalimumab) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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