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Review: could Humira cause Skin cancer?

We study 135,928 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 129 have Skin cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin cancer and more.

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Humira

Humira (latest outcomes from 136,639 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer (latest reports from 18,647 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, psoriatic arthropathy.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 135,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 129 people (0.09%) have Skin Cancer. They amount to 0.69% of all the 18,627 people who have Skin Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin cancer in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Skin cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin cancer16.36%29.09%9.09%18.18%25.45%1.82%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Skin cancer69.57%30.43%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.91%0.91%6.36%20.91%70.91%

Severity of Skin cancer when taking Humira ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Skin cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (71 people, 55.04%)
  2. Hypertension (32 people, 24.81%)
  3. Crohn's disease (27 people, 20.93%)
  4. Psoriasis (23 people, 17.83%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (21 people, 16.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (32 people, 24.81%)
  2. Folic acid (24 people, 18.60%)
  3. Vitamin d (20 people, 15.50%)
  4. Aspirin (17 people, 13.18%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (15 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Was on Humira from October 2008 to May 2013. It wasn't effective anymore, the Sed rate was high, Started Enbrel May 2013 til present (Aug. 2014).

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have had this lock for four days now since the very day I had my HUMIRA injection. It started mildly, then disappeared for some hours with what I thought was the effect of NSAID (ibuprofen) but now it is in full force and nothing seems to easy the pain. I am starving as it is almost impossible to eat any solids and I can't even pry/force my mouth open.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am in menopause and no longer experience hot flashes. I have very low heat tolerance and often am feeling uncomfortably hot. I awake every night around 4:00 am and am drenched in sweat even tho I sleep under 2 fans in addition to AC. It takes some time to get cooled off enough to fall back to sleep. The mattress I sleep on is a TempuraPedic and I know this causes heat reflection. I have had this mattress for 7 years, tho, but have only been experiencing these heat episodes for approximately 1 year. Please share your opinion. I have a feeling my meds are combining to cause these heat attacks. Thank you.

    Reply

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