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Review: could Humira cause Guillain-barre syndrome?

Summary: Guillain-barre syndrome could be caused by Humira, especially for people who are female, 50-59 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, 100 have Guillain-barre syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Guillain-barre syndrome 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.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 135,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 100 people (0.07%) have Guillain-barre Syndrome. They amount to 1.13% of all the 8,843 people who have Guillain-barre Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Guillain-barre syndrome in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Guillain-barre syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Guillain-barre syndrome24.14%37.93%13.79%8.62%15.52%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Guillain-barre syndrome when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Guillain-barre syndrome56.44%43.56%

Age of people who have Guillain-barre syndrome when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Guillain-barre syndrome0.00%0.00%1.28%5.13%12.82%20.51%46.15%14.10%

Severity of Guillain-barre syndrome when taking Humira ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Guillain-barre syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (52 people, 52.00%)
  2. Psoriasis (22 people, 22.00%)
  3. Crohn's disease (13 people, 13.00%)
  4. Hypertension (9 people, 9.00%)
  5. Pain (6 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (22 people, 22.00%)
  2. Prednisone (9 people, 9.00%)
  3. Leflunomide (7 people, 7.00%)
  4. Aspirin (7 people, 7.00%)
  5. Prednisone tab (7 people, 7.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I wish to switch out budesonide, which is $1000 per month, to try boswellia serrata instead. I have had success in the past with boswellia for joint pain.

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and collagenous colitis.

    Reply

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