Review: could Methotrexate cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 6,472 people who take Methotrexate. Among them, 54 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methotrexate sodium (latest outcomes from 7,237 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Methotrexate sodium include fever, pneumonia, nausea, joint pain, fatigue.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 764,841 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 6,472 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 51 people (0.79%) have Insomnia.
Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Insomnia * :
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Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Methotrexate sodium * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :
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How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (48 people, 94.12%)
- Pain (12 people, 23.53%)
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 23.53%)
- Vitamin b complex deficiency (8 people, 15.69%)
- Sleep disorder (8 people, 15.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (22 people, 43.14%)
- Enbrel (22 people, 43.14%)
- Prednisone (17 people, 33.33%)
- Remicade (16 people, 31.37%)
- Prednisolone (16 people, 31.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Thrash around (awake, needing to move, repetition song or poem in head, no worries) in bed until about 6:00a.m. Then sleep about 3-4 hours. Exhausted. Losing weight. Don't take naps. Methotrexate at 10mg, folic acid at 1mg per day. Recently reduced folic acid to 5mcg daily, in hopes of improvement. This unrelenting cycle started when pharmacy switched my Advair for cheaper Dulera. After 2 months of about 3 hours of morning sleep only and 6 pounds lost, back to Advair. But imsomnia pattern continues, though with very slow weight gain (good, for me). Age 65. Only a 12.5mg CR Ambien works--so take it about 2X month. 5mg Ambien (generic) does not work. Afraid of taking Ambien often. Wonder if a sensitivity to the folic acid might be the likely culprit.
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