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Humira vs Cimzia, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 25

This is personalized comparison of Humira vs Cimzia for a male aged 25. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,243 male patients aged 21 who take the 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)Diarrhoea
Injection Site PainCrohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Pyrexia (fever)Abdominal Pain
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abdominal PainAbdominal Abscess (collection of pus in abdomen)
Headache (pain in head)Pyrexia (fever)
VomitingInjection Site Pain
Weight DecreasedSepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Perirectal Abscess
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight Decreased

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)
Pyothorax (accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity)Infectious Mononucleosis (infection usually caused by the epstein-barr virus)
Injection Site PainGastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
Testis Cancer (testes cancer)Hepatomegaly (abnormal enlargement of the liver)
Brain InjuryClostridial Infection (infectious conditions by clostridium bacteria)
General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Pyrexia (fever)
Lung Abscess (pus in lungs)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Headache (pain in head)
Pyrexia (fever)Herpes Zoster
Intestinal Stenosis (partial obstruction that causes the centre opening of the intestine to become narrower)Epididymitis (pain in the scrotum or testicle)
Optic Neuritis (optic nerve inflammation)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Humira0.00%10.34%20.69%27.59%41.38%
Cimzia0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

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Related topic: Cimzia, Crohn's Disease, Humira

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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:

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

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