Humira and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Humira, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 358,739 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA. Among them, 3,239 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

358,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 3,239 people (0.9%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Weight gain?

Time on Humira when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 32.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.72 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.81 %
  • 10+ years: 0.8 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Humira *:

  • female: 77.68 %
  • male: 22.32 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Humira *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.28 %
  • 10-19: 2.71 %
  • 20-29: 7.0 %
  • 30-39: 13.25 %
  • 40-49: 22.39 %
  • 50-59: 28.03 %
  • 60+: 26.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,124 people, 34.70%)
  • Crohn's Disease (951 people, 29.36%)
  • Psoriasis (437 people, 13.49%)
  • Pain (351 people, 10.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (345 people, 10.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (534 people, 16.49%)
  • Prednisone (298 people, 9.20%)
  • Folic Acid (262 people, 8.09%)
  • Omeprazole (129 people, 3.98%)
  • Enbrel (128 people, 3.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (418 people, 12.91%)
  • Joint Pain (413 people, 12.75%)
  • Pain (330 people, 10.19%)
  • Drug Ineffective (326 people, 10.06%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (274 people, 8.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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