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Review: could Methotrexate cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 7,192 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Methotrexate sodium

Methotrexate sodium (latest outcomes from 7,837 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,447 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 44 people (0.62%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 504,780 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Methotrexate sodium reports

Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Methotrexate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%2.86%0.00%0.00%2.86%17.14%48.57%28.57%

Severity of Constipation when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (25 people, 56.82%)
  2. Osteoporosis (17 people, 38.64%)
  3. Pain (17 people, 38.64%)
  4. Blood thyroid stimulating hormone decreased (12 people, 27.27%)
  5. Vitamin b complex deficiency (12 people, 27.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (25 people, 56.82%)
  2. Remicade (21 people, 47.73%)
  3. Folic acid (18 people, 40.91%)
  4. Fosamax (17 people, 38.64%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (16 people, 36.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Methotrexate Sodium (methotrexate sodium) is often used for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions Methotrexate Sodium is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I just begsn tx for rs using safest meds possible but did not yolerste pills so we are doing injections once a week but since we started I developed abdom ook nal edema plus whole body especially feet which subsided ptior to msjor orgsn testing hestt kidney bloodwotk a nd liver ultra sound. Results were normsl all in but kidney workup. We are trying to get to third week of methotrexate tx becausr the last uri which my ra dr treated immediately with snyibiotics my ra pain seemed much better I just had abdominal swelling and pressure on lungs thrn and yhis time entire body swelled dr rulled out ra it was edrma order err d tests with bed rest feet up over weekend causing edema to go away prior to echo and ultra sound. Tests were normal so went to pulmonologist to get help breathing and they were sfraid to use antibiotics just like my primary dr brgore they know nothing about my ra drugs so how am I supposed to stop this from going inyo pneumonia?

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I suffer from UC for 8 years, the past 2 years I have had many flare ups, so I am almost Steroid dependent, as they are the only thing that works. So to get off Steroids, i have tried Azathiopran (didn't work caused severe side-effects) then 6MP, (also failed due to lowering my WBC and caused me to become Neurtaphinic and i caught C-Diff), so I am now trying Methotrexate, but I got a blood clot on the lung (4 weeks ago). After I came out of hospital for a week, I was given Warfarin tablets (3 weeks ago) and ever since I've taken them, I have not passed ANY stools naturally. I went 8 days with no movement, so ended up using Microlex Enema to release some, which works, but I have been using them every day for the past 13 days as its the only thing that gets me 'going', only only some soft stools slide out (look normal and soft), so am I constipated or do I have a blockage, or are these drugs stopping me from having the "urge" to go. My belly is ever so bloated, tight and aches a little.
    I am only 10.5 stone and 36 years old, I have a swollen face too....
    I've only taken 3 doeses (one a week) of Methotrexate, so I think it is too early for any side affects of this drug to kick in yet (I began the Warfarin on the Friday and the Methotrexate on the Monday (3 weeks ago)...
    Help please?.... as all the consultants and doctors say is "Try enemas and water etc bla bla...." but I am now dependent on the Microlex enema to go...

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Extreme constipation not responding to daily dose of Miralax fiber laxative with 3 Dulcolax tabs and water enema, for over one week. Trying to find nuke or rocket-propelled grenade, but I'm a middle-aged accountant and don't have the contacts. Am considering eating nothing but raisins for a week but not sure I can survive long enough for this to work. Also extremely depressed to the point of disorientation and almost constant suicidal ideation.

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