Review: could Humira cause Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection?


Summary

Mycobacterium avium complex infection is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 332,871 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Mycobacterium avium complex infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Mycobacterium avium complex infection and more.

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Humira

Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 354,254 users)

Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

Mycobacterium avium complex infection has been reported by people with weight decreased, thrombocytopenia, hepatic function abnormal, diarrhea, fever (latest reports from 1,898 Mycobacterium avium complex infection patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

332,871 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 55 people (0.02%) have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Mycobacterium avium complex infection?

Time on Humira when people have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.89 %
  • 10+ years: 2.78 %

Gender of people who have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection when taking Humira *:

  • female: 69.81 %
  • male: 30.19 %

Age of people who have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.56 %
  • 10-19: 10.26 %
  • 20-29: 5.13 %
  • 30-39: 5.13 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 35.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (37 people, 67.27%)
  • Psoriasis (5 people, 9.09%)
  • Juvenile Arthritis (5 people, 9.09%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 7.27%)
  • Crohn's Disease (3 people, 5.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (11 people, 20.00%)
  • Prednisone (8 people, 14.55%)
  • Methotrexate (7 people, 12.73%)
  • Imuran (6 people, 10.91%)
  • Enbrel (6 people, 10.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (9 people, 16.36%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people, 14.55%)
  • Cough (7 people, 12.73%)
  • Pyrexia (5 people, 9.09%)
  • Convulsion (5 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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