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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 month, 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, 205 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 136,734 Humira users)

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 18,429 Fluid retention patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 136,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 205 people (0.15%) have Fluid Retention.

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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