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Would you have Als (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) when you have Ra?





Summary: Als is found among people with Ra, especially people who are female, 40-49 old, also have Rheumatoid arthritis, and take medication Methotrexate.

We study 79 people who have Als (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and Ra from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Ra

Ra (rheumatoid arthritis) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Prednisone, Plaquenil. (latest reports from Ra 218,029 patients)

Als

Als (als is the death of both upper and lower motor neurons in the motor cortex of the brain, the brain stem, and the spinal cord) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Als 1,470 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 79 people who have ra and Als are studied.

Trend of Als in ra reports

Gender of people who have ra and experienced Als * :

FemaleMale
Als60.32%39.68%

Age of people who have ra and experienced Als * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Als0.00%0.00%0.00%1.20%4.82%8.43%13.25%72.29%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (79 people, 100.00%)
  2. Vitamin supplementation (19 people, 24.05%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (11 people, 13.92%)
  4. Hypertension (8 people, 10.13%)
  5. Abdominal pain upper (8 people, 10.13%)
  6. Osteoporosis (4 people, 5.06%)
  7. Pain in extremity (3 people, 3.80%)
  8. Pain (3 people, 3.80%)
  9. Abdominal discomfort (3 people, 3.80%)
  10. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 3.80%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (79 people, 100.00%)
  2. Remicade (57 people, 72.15%)
  3. Humira (42 people, 53.16%)
  4. Medrol (27 people, 34.18%)
  5. Alendronate sodium (25 people, 31.65%)
  6. Folic acid (24 people, 30.38%)
  7. Enbrel (21 people, 26.58%)
  8. Mobic (13 people, 16.46%)
  9. Prednisolone (12 people, 15.19%)
  10. Omeprazole (11 people, 13.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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