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Humira vs Simponi, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 51

This is personalized comparison of Humira vs Simponi for a female aged 51. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Humira (latest outcomes from 136,671 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Simponi (latest outcomes from 2,794 users) has active ingredients of golimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 7,785 female patients aged 47 who take the same drugs are studied in Humira vs Simponi

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female47Rheumatoid Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

Humira adalimumabnot specified
Simponi golimumabnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 47 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)


Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Injection Site PainPneumonia
Headache (pain in head)Breast Cancer
Arthralgia (joint pain)Intervertebral Discitis (infection in the intervertebral disc space)
Injection Site Erythema (redness at injection site)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Drug IneffectiveDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
PainPyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Injection Site IrritationGeneralised Oedema (swelling all over the body)
Pyrexia (fever)Fall

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Intervertebral Discitis (infection in the intervertebral disc space)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)Breast Cancer
PainObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)
Drug IneffectiveNodule On Extremity (a small rock or mineral cluster on hands or legs)
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Neuroma (tumour of nerve tissue)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Menopause (end of monthly cycles in women)
Joint SwellingJoint Effusion (presence of extra fluid in joint covering)
Headache (pain in head)Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)
Abdominal PainPatellofemoral Pain Syndrome (pain in the front of the knee)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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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. Simponi (golimumab) 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.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

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