Review: could Humira cause Osteoarthritis?


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 332,870 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,013 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 354,253 users)

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 46,411 Osteoarthritis patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

332,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 2,013 people (0.6%) have Osteoarthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Osteoarthritis?

Time on Humira when people have Osteoarthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.93 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.07 %
  • 10+ years: 1.15 %

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira *:

  • female: 76.48 %
  • male: 23.52 %

Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 2.24 %
  • 30-39: 4.82 %
  • 40-49: 13.21 %
  • 50-59: 35.55 %
  • 60+: 43.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,293 people, 64.23%)
  • Hypertension (319 people, 15.85%)
  • Pain (249 people, 12.37%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (248 people, 12.32%)
  • Psoriasis (198 people, 9.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (594 people, 29.51%)
  • Folic Acid (243 people, 12.07%)
  • Prednisone (184 people, 9.14%)
  • Folic Acid. (128 people, 6.36%)
  • Celebrex (119 people, 5.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (494 people, 24.54%)
  • Pain (246 people, 12.22%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (204 people, 10.13%)
  • Pain In Extremity (191 people, 9.49%)
  • Gait Disturbance (188 people, 9.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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