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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 136,006 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 has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 136,716 Humira users)

Osteoarthritis

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 35,007 Osteoarthritis patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 136,006 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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