Review: could Methotrexate sodium cause Fluid retention?
Summary: Fluid retention is found among people who take Methotrexate sodium, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 7,195 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 has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 7,840 Methotrexate sodium users)
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 18,429 Fluid retention patients)
On Feb, 5, 2015: 7,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 11 people (0.15%) have Fluid Retention.
Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Fluid retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||80.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Methotrexate sodium * :
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||27.27%||9.09%||18.18%||18.18%||27.27% |
Severity of Fluid retention when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 63.64%)
- Lymphocytic leukaemia (3 people, 27.27%)
- Clostridium difficile colitis (3 people, 27.27%)
- Psoriasis (2 people, 18.18%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Enbrel (6 people, 54.55%)
- Cyclophosphamide (4 people, 36.36%)
- Prednisone (4 people, 36.36%)
- Folic acid (4 people, 36.36%)
- Dasatinib (3 people, 27.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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