Review: could Methadone Hydrochloride cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?


Summary

Rheumatoid arthritis is found among people who take Methadone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Inflammation . We study 2,462 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rheumatoid arthritis and more.

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Methadone Hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone hydrochloride 3,246 users)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) has been reported by people with rashes, drug ineffective, injection site erythema, joint pain, pneumonia (latest reports from 430,783 Rheumatoid arthritis patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

2,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 6 people (0.24%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methadone hydrochloride cause Rheumatoid arthritis?

Time on Methadone Hydrochloride when people have Rheumatoid Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 50.0 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Severity if Rheumatoid Arthritis when taking Methadone Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Rheumatoid Arthritis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Osteopenia (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Inflammation (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Total Cholesterol (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Insomnia (1 person, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Zestril (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Wellbutrin (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Protonix (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Aspirin (3 people, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Hypertension (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Dizziness (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Chest Pain (3 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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