Review: could Methotrexate Sodium cause Slurred Speech?


Slurred speech is found among people who take Methotrexate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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 Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech 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)

Slurred Speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 44,643 Slurred speech patients).

On Oct, 19, 2016

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

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate sodium cause Slurred speech?

Time on Methotrexate Sodium when people have Slurred Speech *:

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

Gender of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Methotrexate Sodium *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Methotrexate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 13.33 %
  • 20-29: 6.67 %
  • 30-39: 13.33 %
  • 40-49: 10.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.33 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (20 people, 57.14%)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people, 8.57%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (3 people, 8.57%)
  • Hypertension (2 people, 5.71%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (1 person, 2.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (10 people, 28.57%)
  • Humira (9 people, 25.71%)
  • Prednisone (7 people, 20.00%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Enbrel (5 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hemiparesis (6 people, 17.14%)
  • Tremor (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Headache (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Paraesthesia (4 people, 11.43%)
  • Confusional State (4 people, 11.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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