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Methotrexate Sodium, Metformin Hydrochloride for a 39-year old woman





Summary: 78 female patients aged 39 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 39 year old female patient who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes Mellitus. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Methotrexate Sodium has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate Sodium 7,840 users)

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 14,605 users)

What are the conditions

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Prednisone, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil. (latest reports from Rheumatoid Arthritis 218,505 patients)

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) can be treated by Metformin Hydrochloride, Metformin, Lantus, Januvia, Glipizide, Glucophage. (latest reports from Diabetes Mellitus 137,876 patients)

On Dec, 18, 2014: 78 females aged 39 (±5) who take Methotrexate Sodium, Metformin Hydrochloride are studied

Methotrexate Sodium, Metformin Hydrochloride outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 39

Gender: female

Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes Mellitus

Drugs taking:
- Methotrexate Sodium (methotrexate sodium): used for < 1 month
- Metformin Hydrochloride - 500MG (metformin hydrochloride): used for 5 - 10 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Methotrexate Sodium is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Metformin Hydrochloride is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/aHair Loss In Women (hair loss due to hormonal changes)Hair Loss In Women (hair loss due to hormonal changes)Sinus PainHeadache (pain in head)Staphylococcal Sepsis (blood infection by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)Myalgia (muscle pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Tonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Nausea And VomitingSinus PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Implant Site InfectionWeight Decreased
Nausea And VomitingArthritis Bacterial (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints due to bacterial infection)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hip ArthroplastyDrug Ineffective
Arthritis Infective (purulent invasion of a joint by an infectious agent which produces arthritis)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Swelling Face
Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Diabetes Mellitus
- support group for people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis
- support group for people who take Metformin Hydrochloride
- support group for people who take Methotrexate Sodium

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I've been diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. I have only tested minimally positive on the anti-CCP test and had a slightly high SED rate. My most recent tests showed some slight elevation in some RA marker tests, but nothing really significant. My rheumatologist is now doubting whether I have RA or some other pain syndrome going on.

    Reply

    IHateRA on Jul, 22, 2014:

    My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.

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