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Review: could Humira cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?





Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 135,973 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,729 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Humira

Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 136,693 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 135,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 3,729 people (2.74%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath23.40%33.44%14.29%12.22%13.87%2.54%0.26%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath68.20%31.80%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.05%1.31%5.22%10.61%17.27%25.11%40.43%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Humira ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (2,405 people, 64.49%)
  2. Crohn's disease (974 people, 26.12%)
  3. Hypertension (591 people, 15.85%)
  4. Psoriasis (483 people, 12.95%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (418 people, 11.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (1,131 people, 30.33%)
  2. Folic acid (775 people, 20.78%)
  3. Prednisone (579 people, 15.53%)
  4. Aspirin (344 people, 9.22%)
  5. Prednisone tab (327 people, 8.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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