Review: could Humira cause Weight Gain?


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 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 199,201 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,723 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

199,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira.
Among them, 1,723 people (0.86%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Humira cause Weight gain?

Time on Humira when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 21.37 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.4 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.83 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.37 %
  • 10+ years: 0.79 %

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

  • female: 79.32 %
  • male: 20.68 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 2.28 %
  • 20-29: 5.93 %
  • 30-39: 13.33 %
  • 40-49: 22.28 %
  • 50-59: 28.78 %
  • 60+: 26.91 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Humira **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 30 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 10 %
  • not yet: 90 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (690 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (472 people)
  • Pain (208 people)
  • Psoriasis (207 people)
  • Hypertension (206 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (335 people)
  • Prednisone (267 people)
  • Folic Acid (239 people)
  • Omeprazole (110 people)
  • Prednisone Tab (84 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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