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Review: could Humira cause Osteoarthritis?

We study 135,947 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

Humira (latest outcomes from 136,658 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) (latest reports from 245,626 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 135,928 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 784 people (0.58%) have Osteoarthritis.

Trend of Osteoarthritis in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Osteoarthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoarthritis8.39%21.09%12.47%22.68%28.57%6.58%0.23%

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Osteoarthritis77.45%22.55%

Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoarthritis0.00%0.00%0.80%2.85%5.92%14.35%39.18%36.90%

Severity of Osteoarthritis when taking Humira ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Osteoarthritis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (736 people, 93.88%)
  2. Hypertension (205 people, 26.15%)
  3. Pain (189 people, 24.11%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (132 people, 16.84%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (95 people, 12.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (376 people, 47.96%)
  2. Folic acid (207 people, 26.40%)
  3. Prednisone (179 people, 22.83%)
  4. Aspirin (83 people, 10.59%)
  5. Celebrex (83 people, 10.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

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  • 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?

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    Sammy on Nov, 17, 2012:

    I am 27. I received the depo on oct 3rd and on oct 15th started getting the horrible joint pains. I was referred to a rheumologist and have just been diagnosed with with RA. The doctors dont think it is at all related to the depo but i have a hard time believing them. Been depressed thinking that i have done this to myself by getting the depo. Its nice to have found people going throw the same issues. Have you guys started the medication for ra. I am debating if i want to start medication or wait to see if it goes away after this injectiin wears off. I guess i am curious to know what other people have done. I just want it to go away and not have to be on medication the rest of my life. I just want to tell every woman i know not to get the depo.

    Reply

    Ematerne on Nov, 19, 2012:

    Hi guys, I have suffered from chronic fatigue and chronic neck pain for about 4yrs. I went to the doc during this time at least 2-3 times a month trying to get anything that would help get me through each day.

    In the end I was blessed. A good friend put me on to this stuff called smart mix a totally organic product made from a plant called Moringa Oleifera. It was the best thing that ever happened to me.

    In a months time on this product daily without fail. I had felt a glimmer of hope, I had just that bit more energy. Pushed on by my husband in month two my pain lessened just enough to get through the day and emotionally I could feel I was in a better place. Three months in and my symptoms were for sure fading and the pain was easing even more I was feeling great with energy levels I couldnt believe!! 9 months on I feel normal I have lots of energy I feel healthy and emotionally I am in such a good place. I think everyone should be giving their body back the natural health it needs to fix its self. OLD YOUNG SICK AND HEALTHY this is about helping our bodies fight back not masking our pain with man made drugs.

    Its called SMART MIX
    www.drinkupzsm.myzija.com You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

    PS there have been no reported contradictions to over the counter medications or prescription ones. this is an organic product.

    Reply

    Bob on Feb, 10, 2013:

    Please provide a disclaimer when posting advertizement testimonials or similar SPAM.

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