Would you have Constipation when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis?


Constipation is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Enbrel and have Pain. We study 1,679 people who have Constipation and Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Methotrexate sodium, Enbrel, Prednisone, Humira (latest reports from 447,233 Rheumatoid arthritis patients)


Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,310 Constipation patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

1,679 people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Constipation are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Constipation when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?

Gender of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience Constipation *:

  • female: 80.79 %
  • male: 19.21 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience Constipation *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.38 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 4.45 %
  • 40-49: 11.76 %
  • 50-59: 26.17 %
  • 60+: 56.33 %

Severity of Constipation *:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 68.75 %
  • severe: 31.25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Pain (146 people, 8.70%)
  • Hypertension (139 people, 8.28%)
  • Osteoporosis (136 people, 8.10%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (62 people, 3.69%)
  • Depression (54 people, 3.22%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (504 people, 30.02%)
  • Humira (466 people, 27.75%)
  • Methotrexate (461 people, 27.46%)
  • Folic Acid (206 people, 12.27%)
  • Prednisone (162 people, 9.65%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (335 people, 19.95%)
  • Nausea (296 people, 17.63%)
  • Arthralgia (259 people, 15.43%)
  • Fatigue (252 people, 15.01%)
  • Pain (212 people, 12.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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