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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

Summary: Irritable bowel syndrome could be caused by Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Osteopenia, and take Methotrexate.

We study 199,846 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 292,788 patients) are typically treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Methotrexate Sodium, Prednisone, Humira, Plaquenil.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 70,246 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, osteopenia, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 199,829 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 141 (0.07%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They amount to 0.20% of all the 70,257 people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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. Psoriasis (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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Related condition

- Rheumatoid arthritis (196,866 reports)

 

Related symptom

- Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

Related drugs

- Methotrexate
- Enbrel
- Methotrexate Sodium
- Prednisone
- Humira
- Plaquenil
- Folic Acid
- Sulfasalazine
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- Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
- Orencia
- Leflunomide
- Arava
- Celebrex
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