Review: could Humira cause Fluid Retention?


Summary

Fluid retention 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 332,870 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 445 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Humira

Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 354,253 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 33,889 Fluid retention patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

332,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 445 people (0.13%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Fluid retention?

Time on Humira when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 30.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.94 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Humira *:

  • female: 76.52 %
  • male: 23.48 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.62 %
  • 20-29: 4.62 %
  • 30-39: 8.92 %
  • 40-49: 19.69 %
  • 50-59: 24.0 %
  • 60+: 42.15 %

Severity if Fluid Retention when taking Humira **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Fluid Retention **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (168 people, 37.75%)
  • Crohn's Disease (130 people, 29.21%)
  • Psoriasis (52 people, 11.69%)
  • Hypertension (46 people, 10.34%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (43 people, 9.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (84 people, 18.88%)
  • Folic Acid (63 people, 14.16%)
  • Prednisone (54 people, 12.13%)
  • Xanax (31 people, 6.97%)
  • Lasix (31 people, 6.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (85 people, 19.10%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (67 people, 15.06%)
  • Dyspnoea (58 people, 13.03%)
  • Pain (56 people, 12.58%)
  • Arthralgia (54 people, 12.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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