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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Proteinuria (Protein - urine)?

We study 200,017 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Proteinuria (Protein - urine). 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.


Proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine) (latest reports from 45,355 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, kidney transplant, hiv infection, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 199,985 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 185 (0.09%) have Proteinuria. They amount to 0.41% of all the 45,349 people who have Proteinuria on eHealthMe.

Trend of Proteinuria in rheumatoid arthritis reports

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


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


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (31 people, 16.76%)
  2. Depression (12 people, 6.49%)
  3. Osteoporosis (12 people, 6.49%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 5.41%)
  5. Autoimmune hepatitis (6 people, 3.24%)
  6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (6 people, 3.24%)
  7. Glaucoma (6 people, 3.24%)
  8. Anxiety (6 people, 3.24%)
  9. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 2.70%)
  10. Pain (4 people, 2.16%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (72 people, 38.92%)
  2. Humira (66 people, 35.68%)
  3. Enbrel (51 people, 27.57%)
  4. Arava (50 people, 27.03%)
  5. Remicade (40 people, 21.62%)
  6. Prednisolone (29 people, 15.68%)
  7. Azulfidine (26 people, 14.05%)
  8. Omeprazole (22 people, 11.89%)
  9. Plaquenil (22 people, 11.89%)
  10. Folic acid (19 people, 10.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Wondering if sinusitis is a side effect of methotrexate?


  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Cannot rest for pain, never subsides


  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have been taking methotrexate 10 mg (one injection a week) since 2002. I was then under Metoject (Methotrexate) 10 mg and then 7.5 mg until February 2013 when I had mouth sores. I was told I had mouth cancer in April 2014 and has been operated mid May at the Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris.


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