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Review: could Humira cause Lymphoma?

Summary: Lymphoma could be caused by Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ 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, 321 have Lymphoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Lymphoma 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.

Lymphoma

Lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells) (latest reports from 36,801 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, hiv infection, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 135,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 321 people (0.24%) have Lymphoma. They amount to 0.87% of all the 36,708 people who have Lymphoma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lymphoma in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Lymphoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lymphoma9.50%35.00%16.00%20.00%13.50%6.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Lymphoma when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Lymphoma62.68%37.32%

Age of people who have Lymphoma when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lymphoma0.00%0.00%6.28%1.35%8.07%20.18%22.87%41.26%

Severity of Lymphoma when taking Humira ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Lymphoma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (154 people, 47.98%)
  2. Psoriasis (60 people, 18.69%)
  3. Crohn's disease (45 people, 14.02%)
  4. Hypertension (30 people, 9.35%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (21 people, 6.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (78 people, 24.30%)
  2. Folic acid (48 people, 14.95%)
  3. Prednisone (39 people, 12.15%)
  4. Enbrel (27 people, 8.41%)
  5. Furosemide (25 people, 7.79%)

* 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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