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Review: could Methotrexate cause Skin cancer - basal cell?

Summary: Skin cancer - basal cell could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 7,072 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Skin cancer - basal cell. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin cancer - basal cell and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 31 people (0.44%) have Skin Cancer - Basal Cell. They amount to 0.08% of all the 41,250 people who have Skin Cancer - Basal Cell on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin cancer - basal cell in Methotrexate sodium reports

Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Skin cancer - basal cell * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin cancer - basal cell0.00%0.00%66.67%13.33%6.67%0.00%13.33%

Age of people who have Skin cancer - basal cell when taking Methotrexate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin cancer - basal cell0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.41%0.00%94.59%

Severity of Skin cancer - basal cell when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Skin cancer - basal cell ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (29 people, 93.55%)
  2. Hypertension (15 people, 48.39%)
  3. Meniere's disease (14 people, 45.16%)
  4. Osteoporosis (14 people, 45.16%)
  5. Conjunctivitis allergic (12 people, 38.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (17 people, 54.84%)
  2. Norvasc (15 people, 48.39%)
  3. Micardis (14 people, 45.16%)
  4. Hyalein (14 people, 45.16%)
  5. Methycobal (14 people, 45.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • methotrexate may have been administered for a false dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Later stopped, & got better for other reasons.

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