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Would you have Night sweats when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?

Summary: Night sweats is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially people who are female, 40-49 old, also have Osteoporosis, and take medication Humira.

We study 567 people who have Night sweats 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, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Prednisone, Plaquenil. (latest reports from 218,584 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients)

Night sweats

Night sweats (sweating in night) has been reported by people with depression, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 10,632 Night sweats patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 567 people who have rheumatoid arthritis and Night Sweats are studied.

Trend of Night sweats in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Night sweats * :

FemaleMale
Night sweats72.08%27.92%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Night sweats * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Night sweats0.00%0.00%0.00%2.35%4.39%13.01%37.30%42.95%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Night sweats6.67%20.00%66.67%6.67%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (70 people, 12.35%)
  2. Hypertension (59 people, 10.41%)
  3. Pain (52 people, 9.17%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (45 people, 7.94%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (35 people, 6.17%)
  6. Prophylaxis (33 people, 5.82%)
  7. Hypothyroidism (23 people, 4.06%)
  8. Arthritis (21 people, 3.70%)
  9. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (18 people, 3.17%)
  10. Nausea (15 people, 2.65%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Humira (365 people, 64.37%)
  2. Methotrexate (324 people, 57.14%)
  3. Prednisone (203 people, 35.80%)
  4. Enbrel (194 people, 34.22%)
  5. Folic acid (165 people, 29.10%)
  6. Remicade (106 people, 18.69%)
  7. Celebrex (101 people, 17.81%)
  8. Arava (80 people, 14.11%)
  9. Fosamax (61 people, 10.76%)
  10. Diovan (57 people, 10.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

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