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Review: could Humira cause Mycobacterium avium complex infection?

We study 135,928 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 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 (latest outcomes from 136,639 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Mycobacterium avium complex infection

Mycobacterium avium complex infection (latest reports from 5,640 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, asthma.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 135,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 38 people (0.03%) have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection. They amount to 0.67% of all the 5,640 people who have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mycobacterium avium complex infection in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Mycobacterium avium complex infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mycobacterium avium complex infection0.00%29.63%3.70%44.44%14.81%7.41%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mycobacterium avium complex infection when taking Humira * :

Mycobacterium avium complex infection65.91%34.09%

Age of people who have Mycobacterium avium complex infection when taking Humira * :

Mycobacterium avium complex infection0.00%0.00%11.43%2.86%2.86%2.86%45.71%34.29%

Severity of Mycobacterium avium complex infection when taking Humira ** :


How people recovered from Mycobacterium avium complex infection ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (34 people, 89.47%)
  2. Vitamin supplementation (8 people, 21.05%)
  3. Arthropathy (6 people, 15.79%)
  4. Hypertension (6 people, 15.79%)
  5. Juvenile arthritis (5 people, 13.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (14 people, 36.84%)
  2. Prednisone (7 people, 18.42%)
  3. Ascorbic acid (7 people, 18.42%)
  4. Methotrexate (6 people, 15.79%)
  5. Nifedipine (6 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I had Pan ulverative colitis since 2000. two years ago had bad pain in joints, back neck. and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia

    this year the dr diagnosed me as lupus

    he gave me neoral since 2 months and i am not getting any better

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    cant sleep at all


    miller on Jul, 22, 2014:

    You should be tested for Lyme. Igenex out of California is the best lab for accurate testing..


  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Still on course of antibiotics (10 day) . Skin tender to touch/pains,aching down spine/sick/shivering/sweating/constantly sleeping/head throbbing/turning into a cough now/ strong smelling urine/wetting myself before getting to toilet/very thirsty/bloated too.


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