Review: could Methotrexate cause Basal cell carcinoma?
We study 7,192 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Basal cell carcinoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Basal cell carcinoma and more.
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Methotrexate sodium (latest outcomes from 7,837 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills) (latest reports from 41,641 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia.
On Jul, 17, 2014: 7,192 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 31 people (0.43%) have Basal Cell Carcinoma. They amount to 0.07% of all the 41,641 people who have Basal Cell Carcinoma on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Basal cell carcinoma * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Basal cell carcinoma||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||13.33%||6.67%||0.00%||13.33% |
Age of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate sodium * :
|Basal cell carcinoma||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.41%||0.00%||94.59% |
Severity of Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :
How people recovered from Basal cell carcinoma ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (29 people, 93.55%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 48.39%)
- Meniere's disease (14 people, 45.16%)
- Osteoporosis (14 people, 45.16%)
- Conjunctivitis allergic (12 people, 38.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (17 people, 54.84%)
- Norvasc (15 people, 48.39%)
- Hyalein (14 people, 45.16%)
- Micardis (14 people, 45.16%)
- Methycobal (14 people, 45.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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