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Review: could Humira cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 205 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 135,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 205 people (0.15%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.23% of all the 88,823 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention45.71%29.52%10.48%4.76%8.57%0.95%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Fluid retention80.53%19.47%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%8.77%13.16%18.42%21.49%38.16%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Humira ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (112 people, 54.63%)
  2. Crohn's disease (83 people, 40.49%)
  3. Hypertension (38 people, 18.54%)
  4. Depression (31 people, 15.12%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (30 people, 14.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (61 people, 29.76%)
  2. Prednisone (54 people, 26.34%)
  3. Folic acid (52 people, 25.37%)
  4. Xanax (26 people, 12.68%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (23 people, 11.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I never had any symptoms of raynauds until is was put on methotrexate,and then Enbrel,and now Humira.I used a automotive laser thermometer to check my arm
    temp. which was 97 degrees,however my fingers on the same arm were between
    69-72 degrees.

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