Review: could Humira cause Dry eye (Dry eyes)?
Summary: Dry eye is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 136,021 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 has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 136,734 Humira users)
Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, acne, depression. (latest reports from 12,454 Dry eye patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 136,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 220 people (0.16%) have Dry Eye.
Time on Humira when people have Dry eye * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Dry eye||7.14%||38.57%||18.57%||8.57%||22.86%||4.29%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Dry eye when taking Humira * :
|Dry eye||77.15%||22.85% |
Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Humira * :
|Dry eye||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.92%||11.93%||16.06%||32.57%||38.53% |
Severity of Dry eye when taking Humira ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Dry eye||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Dry eye ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Dry eye||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (148 people, 67.27%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (32 people, 14.55%)
- Crohn's disease (31 people, 14.09%)
- Pain (25 people, 11.36%)
- Psoriasis (25 people, 11.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (80 people, 36.36%)
- Folic acid (67 people, 30.45%)
- Prednisone (33 people, 15.00%)
- Vitamin d (32 people, 14.55%)
- Aspirin (27 people, 12.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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