Review: could Humira cause Osteoarthritis?
Summary: Osteoarthritis is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 136,034 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 784 have Osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoarthritis and more.
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Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 136,751 Humira users)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 35,053 Osteoarthritis patients)
On May, 4, 2015: 136,034 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 784 people (0.58%) have Osteoarthritis.
Time on Humira when people have Osteoarthritis * :
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Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira * :
Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira * :
Severity of Osteoarthritis when taking Humira ** :
How people recovered from Osteoarthritis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (736 people, 93.88%)
- Hypertension (205 people, 26.15%)
- Pain (189 people, 24.11%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (132 people, 16.84%)
- Vitamin supplementation (95 people, 12.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (376 people, 47.96%)
- Folic acid (207 people, 26.40%)
- Prednisone (179 people, 22.83%)
- Aspirin (83 people, 10.59%)
- Celebrex (83 people, 10.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
VickiL on Jul, 8, 2011:
Let me be the 1st female to develop osteoarthritis while taking interferon treatments. I have been off treatments since 5/27/2011, and my pain keeps getting worse. Joints are freezing up, I can hardly walk or use my hands at times. No pain in back or hips, just feet, hands knees, & shoulders. I hate to say this, but had I known it would be this bad, I think I would have taken my chances with the hepatitis c. My GP is treating me with NSAIDS, but they don't seem to be working. Where do I go from here?
Kim on Oct, 2, 2012:
Vicki I am so sorry to read about what you have been through. I just finished my Intron treatment about a week ago. The arthritis symptoms have started for me also and they are severe. I wondered if your doctors have found anything that helps. I am having a hard time finding information which I am sure you already know. Since we seem to be two of a kind I would love to hear from you. I hope that you are doing better and feeling a little better. You can contact me on this thread. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Cass on Nov, 7, 2012:
Vickil and Kim, You are not alone; I stopped taking inteferon and ribasphere on 6/23/12. After experiencing severe joint and muscle pain all over, I tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis in late September. I am being referred to a rheumatologist. RA has been identified as a potential side effect of inteferon. I pray relief for all sufferers of this condition.
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