Review: could Humira cause Skin Cancer?


Summary

Skin cancer 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 161,107 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Skin cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin cancer and more.

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Humira

Humira has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 181,879 users)

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer has been reported by people with septic shock, hypotension, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 4,533 Skin cancer patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

161,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 168 people (0.1%) have Skin Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Skin cancer?

Time on Humira when people have Skin Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 11.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.08 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Skin Cancer when taking Humira *:

  • female: 69.23 %
  • male: 30.77 %

Age of people who have Skin Cancer when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.77 %
  • 30-39: 1.89 %
  • 40-49: 6.6 %
  • 50-59: 22.64 %
  • 60+: 65.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (72 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (26 people)
  • Psoriasis (23 people)
  • Hypertension (23 people)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (31 people)
  • Folic Acid (21 people)
  • Prednisone (17 people)
  • Aspirin (12 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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