Methotrexate and Abdominal cramps - from FDA reports


Summary

Abdominal cramps is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 3,205 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,560 users)

Abdominal Cramps

Abdominal cramps has been reported by people with birth control, crohn's disease, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 125,964 Abdominal cramps patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 3,205 people (1.53%) have Abdominal Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Abdominal cramps?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Abdominal Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 36.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.99 %
  • 10+ years: 4.93 %

Gender of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 72.04 %
  • male: 27.96 %

Age of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.27 %
  • 2-9: 5.65 %
  • 10-19: 12.91 %
  • 20-29: 6.57 %
  • 30-39: 7.64 %
  • 40-49: 13.9 %
  • 50-59: 22.31 %
  • 60+: 30.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,425 people, 44.46%)
  • Crohn's Disease (319 people, 9.95%)
  • Pain (202 people, 6.30%)
  • High Blood Pressure (191 people, 5.96%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (185 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (856 people, 26.71%)
  • Folic Acid (716 people, 22.34%)
  • Prednisone (479 people, 14.95%)
  • Enbrel (461 people, 14.38%)
  • Remicade (278 people, 8.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (874 people, 27.27%)
  • Nausea (772 people, 24.09%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (706 people, 22.03%)
  • Fever (504 people, 15.73%)
  • Fatigue (405 people, 12.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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