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Review: could Humira cause Dry eye?

Summary: Dry eye could be caused by Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 135,867 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 220 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Humira

Humira (latest outcomes from 136,574 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 56,027 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 135,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 220 people (0.16%) have Dry Eye. They amount to 0.39% of all the 56,072 people who have Dry Eye on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry eye in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Dry eye * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eye7.14%38.57%18.57%8.57%22.86%4.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dry eye when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Dry eye77.15%22.85%

Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%0.00%0.92%11.93%16.06%32.57%38.53%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Humira ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eye0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry eye ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry eye0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (148 people, 67.27%)
  2. Psoriatic arthropathy (32 people, 14.55%)
  3. Crohn's disease (31 people, 14.09%)
  4. Pain (25 people, 11.36%)
  5. Psoriasis (25 people, 11.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (80 people, 36.36%)
  2. Folic acid (67 people, 30.45%)
  3. Prednisone (33 people, 15.00%)
  4. Vitamin d (32 people, 14.55%)
  5. Aspirin (27 people, 12.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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