Belsomra and Rheumatoid arthritis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Rheumatoid arthritis is reported only by a few people who take Belsomra.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Belsomra and have Rheumatoid arthritis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,628 people who have side effects while taking Belsomra from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 06, 2023

11,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Belsomra.
Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Rheumatoid arthritis.

What is Belsomra?

Belsomra has active ingredients of suvorexant. It is often used in insomnia. eHealthMe is studying from 11,692 Belsomra users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) is found to be associated with 2,778 drugs and 1,985 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Belsomra and Rheumatoid arthritis reports submitted per year:

Could Belsomra cause Rheumatoid arthritis?

Gender of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Belsomra *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Belsomra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Belsomra *:

  1. Vitamin D3: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Vitamin D: 2 people, 40.00%
  3. Simponi: 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Proair Hfa: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Pantoprazole: 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Ondansetron: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Maxalt: 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Lyrica: 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Hydrocodone: 2 people, 40.00%
  10. Humira: 2 people, 40.00%

Common side effects people have besides Rheumatoid arthritis *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 60.00%
  2. Diarrhea: 3 people, 60.00%
  3. Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach): 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Weight Decreased: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Indigestion: 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Oesophageal Stenosis (narrowing of oesophagus): 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 2 people, 40.00%
  10. Gastric Hypomotility (less movement of stomach): 2 people, 40.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Sleep Disorder: 4 people, 80.00%
  2. Pain: 4 people, 80.00%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 4 people, 80.00%
  4. Vitamin D Decreased: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Blood Potassium Decreased: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Breathing Difficulty: 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Depression: 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Dry Mouth: 2 people, 40.00%
  10. Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters): 2 people, 40.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Belsomra and have Rheumatoid arthritis?

Check whether Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on suvorexant (the active ingredients of Belsomra) and Belsomra (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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