Humira and Osteoarthritis - from FDA reports


Summary

Osteoarthritis is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 358,739 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA. Among them, 2,207 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 Humira 360,602 users)

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 47,516 Osteoarthritis patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

358,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 2,207 people (0.62%) have Osteoarthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Osteoarthritis?

Time on Humira when people have Osteoarthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 6.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.91 %
  • 10+ years: 1.5 %

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira *:

  • female: 76.32 %
  • male: 23.68 %

Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.61 %
  • 20-29: 2.15 %
  • 30-39: 4.76 %
  • 40-49: 12.97 %
  • 50-59: 35.76 %
  • 60+: 43.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,410 people, 63.89%)
  • High Blood Pressure (356 people, 16.13%)
  • Pain (280 people, 12.69%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (277 people, 12.55%)
  • Psoriasis (217 people, 9.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (665 people, 30.13%)
  • Folic Acid (260 people, 11.78%)
  • Prednisone (195 people, 8.84%)
  • Celebrex (128 people, 5.80%)
  • Vitamin D (102 people, 4.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (541 people, 24.51%)
  • Pain (282 people, 12.78%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (220 people, 9.97%)
  • Gait Disturbance (213 people, 9.65%)
  • Pain In Extremity (207 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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