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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, 30-39 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who have Rheumatoid arthritis and Irritable bowel syndrome >>>

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Prednisone, Methotrexate Sodium, Plaquenil, Humira. (latest reports from Rheumatoid Arthritis 218,505 patients)

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Irritable bowel syndrome 14,865 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 142 people who have rheumatoid arthritis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are studied.

Trend of Irritable bowel syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis reports

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

FemaleMale
Irritable bowel syndrome93.92%6.08%

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%4.76%3.17%12.70%30.16%49.21%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteopenia (34 people, 23.94%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (33 people, 23.24%)
  3. Depression (20 people, 14.08%)
  4. Osteoporosis (18 people, 12.68%)
  5. Sleep disorder therapy (9 people, 6.34%)
  6. Insomnia (7 people, 4.93%)
  7. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 3.52%)
  8. Asthma (5 people, 3.52%)
  9. Hysterectomy (5 people, 3.52%)
  10. Thyroidectomy (4 people, 2.82%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (79 people, 55.63%)
  2. Folic acid (68 people, 47.89%)
  3. Enbrel (60 people, 42.25%)
  4. Prednisone (56 people, 39.44%)
  5. Fosamax (46 people, 32.39%)
  6. Arava (42 people, 29.58%)
  7. Remicade (37 people, 26.06%)
  8. Humira (35 people, 24.65%)
  9. Leflunomide (33 people, 23.24%)
  10. Aspirin (31 people, 21.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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