Would you have Als when you have Ra?


Als is found among people with Ra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Methotrexate and have Vitamin supplementation. We study 105 people who have Als 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 (rheumatoid arthritis) can be treated by Methotrexate, Methotrexate sodium, Enbrel, Prednisone, Humira (latest reports from 447,233 Ra patients)


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, multiple sclerosis, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 1,860 Als patients).

On Oct, 22, 2016

105 people who have Ra and Als are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Als when you have Ra?

Gender of people who have Ra and experience Als *:

  • female: 65.38 %
  • male: 34.62 %

Age of people who have Ra and experience Als *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.52 %
  • 30-39: 6.06 %
  • 40-49: 6.06 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 69.7 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Vitamin Supplementation (7 people, 6.67%)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (5 people, 4.76%)
  • Hypertension (2 people, 1.90%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 1.90%)
  • Abdominal Pain Upper (2 people, 1.90%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (58 people, 55.24%)
  • Remicade (34 people, 32.38%)
  • Enbrel (29 people, 27.62%)
  • Humira (25 people, 23.81%)
  • Folic Acid (12 people, 11.43%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (16 people, 15.24%)
  • Dysphagia (6 people, 5.71%)
  • Asthenia (6 people, 5.71%)
  • Motor Neurone Disease (5 people, 4.76%)
  • Muscle Atrophy (4 people, 3.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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