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 136,021 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,730 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 136,734 Humira 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 165,444 Shortness of breath patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 136,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 3,730 people (2.74%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Humira when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||23.38%||33.42%||14.28%||12.21%||13.92%||2.53%||0.26% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Humira * :
|Shortness of breath||68.20%||31.80% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Humira * :
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.05%||1.31%||5.22%||10.60%||17.27%||25.13%||40.42% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Humira ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (2,406 people, 64.50%)
- Crohn's disease (974 people, 26.11%)
- Hypertension (591 people, 15.84%)
- Psoriasis (483 people, 12.95%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (418 people, 11.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (1,131 people, 30.32%)
- Folic acid (775 people, 20.78%)
- Prednisone (579 people, 15.52%)
- Aspirin (344 people, 9.22%)
- Prednisone tab (327 people, 8.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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