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Review: could Humira cause Weight loss?





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

We study 135,973 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 has active ingredients of adalimumab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Humira 136,693 users)

Weight loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Weight loss 16,911 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 135,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 91 people (0.07%) have Weight Loss.

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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