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Review: could Methotrexate sodium cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention is found among people who take Methotrexate sodium, especially for people who are 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 7,196 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention 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 7,841 Methotrexate sodium users)

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 18,467 Fluid retention patients)

On May, 18, 2015: 7,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 11 people (0.15%) have Fluid Retention.

Trend of Fluid retention in Methotrexate sodium reports

Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention0.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Methotrexate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%27.27%9.09%18.18%18.18%27.27%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 63.64%)
  2. Lymphocytic leukaemia (3 people, 27.27%)
  3. Clostridium difficile colitis (3 people, 27.27%)
  4. Psoriasis (2 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Enbrel (6 people, 54.55%)
  2. Cyclophosphamide (4 people, 36.36%)
  3. Prednisone (4 people, 36.36%)
  4. Folic acid (4 people, 36.36%)
  5. Dasatinib (3 people, 27.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • My diafram. Feels like its pushing on my lungs but they are clear to doctors check up.

    Diagnosed with fatty liver disease during this time due to bloodwork and echo on heart then abdominal ultrasound

    Does ra attack liver or is it causing infect ion on an organ white blood cell couny in all three labs were very high as well as sugar levels being slighty high

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  • From this study (1 year 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 (2 years ago):

  • Had first Rituxan infusion yesterday

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