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Review: could Humira cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Humira, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lyrica, and have Pain.

We study 135,867 people who have side effects while taking Humira from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 135,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Humira. Among them, 24 people (0.02%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.04% of all the 55,254 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Humira reports

Time on Humira when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%50.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Humira * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Humira * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%15.00%45.00%10.00%25.00%5.00%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Humira ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (14 people, 58.33%)
  2. Depression (8 people, 33.33%)
  3. Ankylosing spondylitis (6 people, 25.00%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 25.00%)
  5. Acne (4 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (10 people, 41.67%)
  2. Methotrexate (7 people, 29.17%)
  3. Gabapentin (5 people, 20.83%)
  4. Neurontin (5 people, 20.83%)
  5. Triamhexal (5 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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