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Would you have Irritable bowel syndrome when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?

Summary: Irritable bowel syndrome is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially people who are female, 60+ old, also have Osteopenia, and take medication Methotrexate.

We study 142 people who have Irritable bowel syndrome 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) (latest reports from 321,568 patients) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Prednisone, Plaquenil.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 71,713 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.

Trend of Irritable bowel syndrome reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 200,070 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 141 (0.07%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Trend of Irritable bowel syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Irritable bowel syndrome * :

FemaleMale
Irritable bowel syndrome93.89%6.11%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Irritable bowel syndrome * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%4.84%2.42%12.90%30.65%50.00%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteopenia (34 people, 24.11%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (33 people, 23.40%)
  3. Depression (20 people, 14.18%)
  4. Osteoporosis (18 people, 12.77%)
  5. Sleep disorder therapy (9 people, 6.38%)
  6. Insomnia (7 people, 4.96%)
  7. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 3.55%)
  8. Asthma (5 people, 3.55%)
  9. Hysterectomy (5 people, 3.55%)
  10. Thyroidectomy (4 people, 2.84%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (79 people, 56.03%)
  2. Folic acid (67 people, 47.52%)
  3. Enbrel (59 people, 41.84%)
  4. Prednisone (56 people, 39.72%)
  5. Fosamax (46 people, 32.62%)
  6. Arava (42 people, 29.79%)
  7. Remicade (37 people, 26.24%)
  8. Humira (35 people, 24.82%)
  9. Leflunomide (33 people, 23.40%)
  10. Aspirin (31 people, 21.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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