Rheumatoid arthritis and Constipation - from FDA reports


Constipation is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Enbrel and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Rheumatoid arthritis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,831 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 08, 2017

1,831 people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Constipation are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

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

  • female: 80.47 %
  • male: 19.53 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.35 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 4.07 %
  • 40-49: 11.18 %
  • 50-59: 25.67 %
  • 60+: 57.83 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Pain (180 people, 9.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (150 people, 8.19%)
  • Osteoporosis (138 people, 7.54%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (71 people, 3.88%)
  • Depression (64 people, 3.50%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (531 people, 29.00%)
  • Humira (494 people, 26.98%)
  • Methotrexate (454 people, 24.80%)
  • Folic Acid (201 people, 10.98%)
  • Xeljanz (177 people, 9.67%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (368 people, 20.10%)
  • Nausea (320 people, 17.48%)
  • Joint Pain (292 people, 15.95%)
  • Fatigue (283 people, 15.46%)
  • Pain (235 people, 12.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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