Review: could Humira cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 136,006 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,207 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 136,716 Humira users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 135,988 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 1,207 people (0.89%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Humira when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||22.66%||32.24%||16.12%||15.89%||10.98%||1.64%||0.47% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Humira * :
|Weight gain||81.38%||18.62% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Humira * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.08%||1.75%||4.71%||15.74%||22.66%||30.27%||24.79% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Humira ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||25.00%||62.50%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||12.50%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (733 people, 60.73%)
- Crohn's disease (472 people, 39.11%)
- Pain (282 people, 23.36%)
- Hypertension (251 people, 20.80%)
- Psoriasis (207 people, 17.15%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (355 people, 29.41%)
- Prednisone (294 people, 24.36%)
- Folic acid (251 people, 20.80%)
- Aspirin (122 people, 10.11%)
- Calcium (110 people, 9.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Rao (1 month ago):
Gender: Male, Age: 44, Indian American
I started taking Humira 6 weeks ago my first dose was 160mg (4*40mg injections) and second dose was 80mg (2*40mg injections) and 3rd dose was 40 mg (1*40mg injection). I started noticing that my weight has increased by 10 lbs in 6 weeks. My belly is bulged and my buts are bulged and my chest is bulged and I see swelling in my jaws and also see that swelling in my knees is up and my cramps in hand fingers is up. I have rheumatoid arthritis and crone’s colitis. I take Folic Acid, Prednisone -15 mg, Supplements for Vitamin D and Calcium 100iu and 100 mg respectively. Also tale Lialda 281.2gm tablets once a day. I also experienced that my Diastolic blood pressure level has gone up rapidly it is now about 100.
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