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Review: could Ra cause Als (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?

We study 200,061 people who have Ra from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Als (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Ra

Ra (rheumatoid arthritis) (latest reports from 321,151 patients) can be treated by Enbrel, Methotrexate, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil, Prednisone.

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) (latest reports from 5,458 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 200,061 people who have ra are studied. Among them, 79 (0.04%) have Als.

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%1.22%4.88%8.54%13.41%73.17%

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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