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Would you have Constipation when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?





Summary: Constipation is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Osteoporosis, and take medication Humira.

We study 781 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, Enbrel, Prednisone, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil. (latest reports from Rheumatoid Arthritis 218,505 patients)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 782 people who have rheumatoid arthritis and Constipation are studied.

Trend of Constipation in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Constipation * :

FemaleMale
Constipation81.12%18.88%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Constipation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.22%0.45%5.25%10.49%25.67%57.92%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%68.75%31.25%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (220 people, 28.13%)
  2. Hypertension (125 people, 15.98%)
  3. Pain (121 people, 15.47%)
  4. Vitamin supplementation (86 people, 11.00%)
  5. Prophylaxis (86 people, 11.00%)
  6. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (66 people, 8.44%)
  7. Hypothyroidism (53 people, 6.78%)
  8. Depression (46 people, 5.88%)
  9. Restless legs syndrome (45 people, 5.75%)
  10. Ulcer (38 people, 4.86%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Humira (436 people, 55.75%)
  2. Methotrexate (419 people, 53.58%)
  3. Folic acid (282 people, 36.06%)
  4. Enbrel (223 people, 28.52%)
  5. Prednisone (197 people, 25.19%)
  6. Remicade (155 people, 19.82%)
  7. Fosamax (127 people, 16.24%)
  8. Prednisolone (117 people, 14.96%)
  9. Celebrex (109 people, 13.94%)
  10. Aspirin (102 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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