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Review: could Humira cause Drowsiness?

Summary: Drowsiness is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 136,006 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 549 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Humira

Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 136,716 Humira users)

Drowsiness

Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,852 Drowsiness patients)

On Jan, 16, 2015: 135,988 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 549 people (0.40%) have Drowsiness.

Trend of Drowsiness in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness39.56%22.67%12.89%15.11%7.56%1.78%0.44%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness72.12%27.88%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%0.18%2.88%6.67%10.09%21.08%24.32%34.77%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Humira ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (255 people, 46.45%)
  2. Crohn's disease (238 people, 43.35%)
  3. Pain (112 people, 20.40%)
  4. Psoriasis (66 people, 12.02%)
  5. Anxiety (63 people, 11.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (153 people, 27.87%)
  2. Prednisone (80 people, 14.57%)
  3. Folic acid (76 people, 13.84%)
  4. Prednisone tab (51 people, 9.29%)
  5. Omeprazole (44 people, 8.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Cass on Nov, 7, 2012:

    Vickil and Kim, You are not alone; I stopped taking inteferon and ribasphere on 6/23/12. After experiencing severe joint and muscle pain all over, I tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis in late September. I am being referred to a rheumatologist. RA has been identified as a potential side effect of inteferon. I pray relief for all sufferers of this condition.

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