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Review: could Methotrexate sodium cause Swelling face?

Summary: Swelling face is found among people who take Methotrexate sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 7,195 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Swelling face. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling face 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 7,840 Methotrexate sodium users)

Swelling face

Swelling face has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 19,580 Swelling face patients)

On Mar, 4, 2015: 7,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate sodium. Among them, 24 people (0.33%) have Swelling Face.

Trend of Swelling face in Methotrexate sodium reports

Time on Methotrexate sodium when people have Swelling face * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swelling face0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Swelling face when taking Methotrexate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swelling face0.00%4.17%4.17%0.00%0.00%25.00%33.33%33.33%

Severity of Swelling face when taking Methotrexate sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swelling face0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Swelling face ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Swelling face0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (23 people, 95.83%)
  2. Osteoporosis (4 people, 16.67%)
  3. Depression (4 people, 16.67%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (4 people, 16.67%)
  5. Nightmare (4 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (14 people, 58.33%)
  2. Enbrel (8 people, 33.33%)
  3. Humira (7 people, 29.17%)
  4. Remicade (7 people, 29.17%)
  5. Orencia (5 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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