Review: could Methotrexate Sodium cause Basal Cell Carcinoma?


Basal cell carcinoma is found among people who take Methotrexate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 8,267 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Basal cell carcinoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Basal cell carcinoma and more.

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Methotrexate Sodium

Methotrexate sodium has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate sodium 13,109 users)

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 9,269 Basal cell carcinoma patients).

On Sep, 26, 2016

8,267 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate Sodium.
Among them, 35 people (0.42%) have Basal Cell Carcinoma

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate sodium cause Basal cell carcinoma?

Time on Methotrexate Sodium when people have Basal Cell Carcinoma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 88.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Basal Cell Carcinoma when taking Methotrexate Sodium *:

  • female: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

Age of people who have Basal Cell Carcinoma when taking Methotrexate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.34 %
  • 50-59: 10.34 %
  • 60+: 79.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (24 people, 68.57%)
  • Hypertension (11 people, 31.43%)
  • Osteoporosis (9 people, 25.71%)
  • Meniere's Disease (9 people, 25.71%)
  • Conjunctivitis Allergic (7 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (12 people, 34.29%)
  • Norvasc (10 people, 28.57%)
  • Micardis (9 people, 25.71%)
  • Hyalein (9 people, 25.71%)
  • Alfarol (9 people, 25.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Neck Pain (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Anaemia (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Arthralgia (4 people, 11.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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