Humira and Lymphoma - from FDA reports


Summary

Lymphoma 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 358,739 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA. Among them, 594 have Lymphoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Lymphoma and more.

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Humira

Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 360,599 users)

Lymphoma

Lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, high blood pressure (latest reports from 15,451 Lymphoma patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

358,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 594 people (0.17%) have Lymphoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Lymphoma?

Time on Humira when people have Lymphoma *:

  • < 1 month: 8.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.91 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.1 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.44 %
  • 10+ years: 0.97 %

Gender of people who have Lymphoma when taking Humira *:

  • female: 56.07 %
  • male: 43.93 %

Age of people who have Lymphoma when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 3.68 %
  • 20-29: 4.6 %
  • 30-39: 7.98 %
  • 40-49: 15.34 %
  • 50-59: 23.31 %
  • 60+: 44.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (227 people, 38.22%)
  • Crohn's Disease (92 people, 15.49%)
  • Psoriasis (82 people, 13.80%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (40 people, 6.73%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (38 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (110 people, 18.52%)
  • Folic Acid (51 people, 8.59%)
  • Prednisone (42 people, 7.07%)
  • Enbrel (34 people, 5.72%)
  • Remicade (26 people, 4.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Lymph Follicular Hypertrophy (70 people, 11.78%)
  • Fever (45 people, 7.58%)
  • Weight Decreased (43 people, 7.24%)
  • Fatigue (36 people, 6.06%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (27 people, 4.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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