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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Diarrhea?

We study 200,027 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,443 have Diarrhea. 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) (latest reports from 320,807 patients) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Methotrexate Sodium, Prednisone, Humira, Plaquenil.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,096,425 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 200,010 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 4,443 (2.22%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in rheumatoid arthritis reports

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

FemaleMale
Diarrhea82.96%17.04%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.02%0.33%0.16%2.56%5.16%12.22%25.97%53.60%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea4.00%44.00%44.00%8.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (711 people, 16.00%)
  2. Pain (463 people, 10.42%)
  3. Osteoporosis (430 people, 9.68%)
  4. Prophylaxis (288 people, 6.48%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (257 people, 5.78%)
  6. Vitamin supplementation (238 people, 5.36%)
  7. Diabetes mellitus (194 people, 4.37%)
  8. Blood cholesterol increased (176 people, 3.96%)
  9. Hypothyroidism (166 people, 3.74%)
  10. Depression (131 people, 2.95%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (2,380 people, 53.57%)
  2. Humira (2,209 people, 49.72%)
  3. Enbrel (1,630 people, 36.69%)
  4. Folic acid (1,291 people, 29.06%)
  5. Remicade (1,063 people, 23.93%)
  6. Arava (1,028 people, 23.14%)
  7. Prednisone (920 people, 20.71%)
  8. Prednisolone (915 people, 20.59%)
  9. Fosamax (427 people, 9.61%)
  10. Leflunomide (378 people, 8.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • B.R.Bahl on Nov, 25, 2012:

    MY WIFE HAS BEEN USING fosavance 70 mg for the last 4 years without break.She feels fed up with the medicine,should she discontinue and use the one at monthly intervals.would you please reply which is the best medicine. Is there loss/damage if she discontinues.She feels no relief from the pain in the right side of her body.she takes pain killer medicine,doctor tell her to continue using till we are alive and forever.She feel difficulty to walk even upto few yards .She feel bodily and mentally weakness.will you pl tell her what she should do,continue to take or discontinue the medicine.

    Reply

    CC on Nov, 30, 2012:

    I saw the same symptoms on Mystery Diagnosis. It was the patient’s thyroid. Have your wife go to a thyroid specialist.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Ann on Oct, 18, 2012:

    70 year old female, in FL, have taken fosamax for several years until it was making me sick, then switched to Actonel and stomach problems prompted me to switch to Boniva. Not sure if that is my problem but the less I eat the less I hurt, am down to eating pureed veg soup, protein & nutritional shakes, baby food, yogurt, applesauce, pudding, bananas, pureed veg soup, etc. After reading this will stop the Bonivia. I have very intense pain if I eat any solid food. It is the pits, quality of life has been reduced drastically. Diag: gastroparesis

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Dlae Alexander on Sep, 26, 2012:

    is it safe to tale naproxen and zilpodem tartrate
    I am male 65 yrs old and live in AZ City, AZ (the desert)

    Reply

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