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Review: taking Methotrexate and Niacin together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Methotrexate and Niacin together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Methotrexate and Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 320 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,243 Methotrexate users)

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,316 Niacin users)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 320 people who take Methotrexate, Niacin are studied

Methotrexate, Niacin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)
- Niacin (niacin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Methotrexate is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/a
Niacin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Methotrexate is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
Niacin is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Methotrexate is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
Niacin is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FlushingFlushingSinusitisPruritusPruritus GeneralisedRetinal Artery Occlusionn/aFlushing
VomitingBurning SensationPyrexiaFlushingRashCerebral Artery EmbolismFall
PruritusPruritusSinus CongestionRheumatoid ArthritisOsteolysisAtrial Septal DefectPruritus
RetchingImpatienceNasopharyngitisErythemaHepatitisDizziness PosturalDizziness
Burning SensationPain Of SkinNasal CongestionBreast CancerHeadacheAnaemiaNausea
Abdominal PainIrritabilityHeadacheRashErectile DysfunctionDuodenal UlcerDiarrhoea
Muscle SpasmsRashSyncopeTachycardiaDyspnoea
StomatitisDiarrhoeaMalaiseIntestinal UlcerMyalgia
Skin Burning SensationFearInsomniaHaemodynamic InstabilityVomiting
NauseaAstheniaC-reactive Protein IncreasedMalaiseDrug Ineffective

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FlushingFlushing
FallDrug Ineffective
Back PainPruritus
DiarrhoeaPain In Extremity
DyspnoeaCellulitis
CoughNausea
HeadacheFeeling Hot
Road Traffic AccidentInjection Site Haematoma
MyalgiaBlood Glucose Increased
PruritusDizziness

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/aVomitingInjection Site PainFlushingFlushing
DiarrhoeaFeeling HotDrug IneffectivePain
DizzinessInjection Site HaemorrhagePruritusDrug Ineffective
MenopauseAbdominal PainPain In ExtremityPruritus
Meniscus LesionStomatitisPulmonary TuberculosisFall
Mechanical UrticariaRetchingDry SkinBack Pain
BursitisVomitingDizzinessOedema Peripheral
Breast PainMuscle SpasmsChest PainCellulitis
Morton's NeuromaInjection Site HaematomaB-cell LymphomaRash
MononeuropathyErythemaStomatitisTooth Extraction

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Methotrexate and Niacin?

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Methotrexate and Niacin
- support group for people who take Methotrexate
- support group for people who take Niacin

Recent conversations of related support groups:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Does humira cause excessive sweating?
    Having psoriaticarthritis,fibromyalgia,psoriais,restless leg syndrome,roseacea and high blood pressure means complex health issues and a complex list of medication to go with it. Iam suffering extreme sweating,flushing and now a tickled cough. Now it could be due to going through the change (menopause) but that started a year ago and although I was getting the flushes and sweating,it was nothing like it is now! To me,it seems the excessive sweating started roughly a month after taking Humira. Having so many health issues I'm in tune with any changes and note and monitor them. I started Humira 10 months ago now. My Psoriasis has cleared completely so I'm really pleased. Usually,there's a trade off and you end up with something else! Could the issues I have be down to a single drug on the list,or a combination?
  • Would the tinnitus abate with if i discontinue methotrexate?
    I've just begun my 4th year of Methotrexate for Rheumatoid issue, but it also alleviated my psoriasis. I am hesitant to discontinue because the benefits are great. However, the tinnitus is becoming unbearable and almost maddening. I will more likely consider talking to my doctor about changing medications if 1. The tinnitus subsides with the discontinuance of Methotrexate and if 2. Other rheumatoid medication would not have the same issues with tinnitus. Just discovered the possible connection minutes ago and am eager and hopeful. Please help. Thank you. -Celeste
  • Can i take humira while i still have pinpoint red spots on my skin? i have been told to stop the methotrextrate and they started me on prednisone to clear it up, i am scheduled to start humira.
    I have been diagnosed with R/A and started taking Methotrextate and Folic Acid. I began to break out like I had the measles. Was told it was a reaction to the methotrextate. I was taken off of it and given a large dose of prednisone. My question is I am scheduled to start taking Humira injections and I have been off of the methotrextate 24 days and it has not cleared up yet. Is is safe to start the Humira injections?
  • What does unmasking mean; and does it mean that i always had hight cholesterol and triglycerides, or did actemra increase them?
    I have failed many RA meds, and now receive actemera x's 10 months I have never had high cholesterol or triglycerides and did not get my cholesterol checked except for the baseline 2/2014 and 12/2014 I was 198 TChol and now am 245; my tri up 85 points. my MD said that now that my inflammation is normal it shows my true cholestorol. I don't understand.
  • Is it safe to take zocalo if you are taking humora and methotrexate
    Is it safe to take all three of these together? I need to know if there is any adverse side effects of taking these drugs at the same time?

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    I began taking many NSAIDs when I was around 22. I've done gold, prednisone (twice), plaquenil, butazoidin, sulfasalazine, etc. My best results came with methotrexate after I got cellulitis in my knee (scratch it while kayaking in the summer, fiberglass boat). It dropped my sed rate from over 100 to 35 or so within a few months. I continued with MTX from 1977 to 2000 when my MD suggested Enbrel and stopping MTX. That was a VERY bad decision. Enbrel appeared to mask the disease for a few years. I had my left MCP replaced in 2004, my right heel debrided in 2010, and both my TMJs replaced in 2012. I strongly believe that if I had kept with the MTX it would have delayed those changes. Additionally, in 2011 I was in a bus crash returning from RAGBRAI. I got knocked out from three to six minutes. I had a nasty concussion that lasted 2+ years. Towards the end of the third year post accident I started exercising more aggressively. After doing several 40, 50, and 60 miles rides, I took a leisurely 50 mile ride around Boston at night. Two days later I had a spinal edema. So much for biking and other active sports! :-(

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  • Any side effects that a drug may have he is subject to and usually will have the side effects....Actos made him gain about 1 lb a day and Byetta made him lose over 100 pounds once he started it.

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On eHealthMe, Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Niacin (niacin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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