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Review: could Humira cause Weight loss?

Summary: Weight loss could be caused by Humira, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 135,867 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Humira

Humira (latest outcomes from 136,574 users) has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Weight loss

Weight loss (latest reports from 97,377 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 135,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 91 people (0.07%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.09% of all the 97,294 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight loss in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss2.86%28.57%20.00%28.57%17.14%0.00%2.86%

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

FemaleMale
Weight loss70.97%29.03%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%22.22%25.56%25.56%21.11%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Humira ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (47 people, 51.65%)
  2. Psoriatic arthropathy (26 people, 28.57%)
  3. Psoriasis (25 people, 27.47%)
  4. Vitamin supplementation (22 people, 24.18%)
  5. Hypertension (17 people, 18.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (38 people, 41.76%)
  2. Methotrexate (32 people, 35.16%)
  3. Xanax (21 people, 23.08%)
  4. Vitamin b-12 (15 people, 16.48%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (15 people, 16.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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