Review: could Humira cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?
Summary: High blood sugar 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 135,973 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 64 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.
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Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 136,693 users)
High blood sugar
High blood sugar (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from High blood sugar 16,702 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 135,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 64 people (0.05%) have High Blood Sugar.
Time on Humira when people have High blood sugar * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood sugar||23.08%||26.92%||15.38%||23.08%||11.54%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Humira * :
|High blood sugar||74.68%||25.32% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Humira * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||9.84%||0.00%||0.00%||26.23%||24.59%||39.34% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Humira ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (40 people, 62.50%)
- Psoriasis (11 people, 17.19%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (9 people, 14.06%)
- Hypertension (9 people, 14.06%)
- Crohn's disease (8 people, 12.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (21 people, 32.81%)
- Prednisone tab (11 people, 17.19%)
- Folic acid (10 people, 15.62%)
- Prednisone (10 people, 15.62%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (9 people, 14.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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