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Review: could Methotrexate cause Slurred speech?

Summary: Slurred speech could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 7,192 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech 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.

Slurred speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) (latest reports from 190,143 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 7,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 32 people (0.45%) have Slurred Speech. They amount to 0.02% of all the 190,091 people who have Slurred Speech on eHealthMe.

Trend of Slurred speech in Methotrexate sodium reports

Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Slurred speech * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Slurred speech100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Slurred speech when taking Methotrexate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Slurred speech0.00%0.00%20.00%2.86%11.43%5.71%14.29%45.71%

Severity of Slurred speech when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Slurred speech ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (18 people, 56.25%)
  2. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (6 people, 18.75%)
  3. Osteoporosis (3 people, 9.38%)
  4. Hypertension (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (2 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (11 people, 34.38%)
  2. Humira (9 people, 28.12%)
  3. Prednisone (8 people, 25.00%)
  4. Omeprazole (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Remicade (5 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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