Humira and Skin cancer - from FDA reports


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 358,739 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA. Among them, 352 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 360,599 users)

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease (latest reports from 6,788 Skin cancer patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

358,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 352 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: 9.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.29 %
  • 10+ years: 1.04 %

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

  • female: 60.3 %
  • male: 39.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.5 %
  • 30-39: 3.5 %
  • 40-49: 7.5 %
  • 50-59: 24.5 %
  • 60+: 61.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (137 people, 38.92%)
  • Crohn's Disease (61 people, 17.33%)
  • Psoriasis (56 people, 15.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 10.23%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (31 people, 8.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (63 people, 17.90%)
  • Folic Acid (29 people, 8.24%)
  • Prednisone (22 people, 6.25%)
  • Enbrel (15 people, 4.26%)
  • Aspirin (14 people, 3.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (32 people, 9.09%)
  • Joint Pain (26 people, 7.39%)
  • Drug Ineffective (22 people, 6.25%)
  • Pain In Extremity (19 people, 5.40%)
  • Injection Site Pain (17 people, 4.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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