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 135,973 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,206 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 136,693 users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 135,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 1,206 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||22.72%||32.08%||16.16%||15.93%||11.01%||1.64%||0.47% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Humira * :
|Weight gain||81.36%||18.64% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Humira * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.08%||1.75%||4.72%||15.75%||22.60%||30.29%||24.81% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Humira ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||14.29%||71.43%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||14.29%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (733 people, 60.78%)
- Crohn's disease (472 people, 39.14%)
- Pain (282 people, 23.38%)
- Hypertension (251 people, 20.81%)
- Psoriasis (207 people, 17.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (355 people, 29.44%)
- Prednisone (294 people, 24.38%)
- Folic acid (251 people, 20.81%)
- Aspirin (122 people, 10.12%)
- Calcium (110 people, 9.12%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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