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Review: could Methotrexate cause Abdominal cramps (Abdominal pain)?

We study 129,821 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,864 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,137 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Abdominal cramps

Abdominal cramps (latest reports from 619,318 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 19, 2014: 129,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,864 people (1.44%) have Abdominal Cramps.

Trend of Abdominal cramps in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Abdominal cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal cramps39.00%16.22%11.20%11.58%10.81%9.27%1.93%

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

FemaleMale
Abdominal cramps71.39%28.61%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal cramps0.24%6.82%13.57%6.94%7.88%14.52%21.87%28.16%

Severity of Abdominal cramps when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal cramps7.69%53.85%30.77%7.69%

How people recovered from Abdominal cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal cramps0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (903 people, 48.44%)
  2. Prophylaxis (139 people, 7.46%)
  3. Crohn's disease (136 people, 7.30%)
  4. Pain (131 people, 7.03%)
  5. Hypertension (118 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (556 people, 29.83%)
  2. Humira (510 people, 27.36%)
  3. Prednisone (404 people, 21.67%)
  4. Enbrel (295 people, 15.83%)
  5. Remicade (213 people, 11.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I recently quit taking all meds due to loss of insurance coverage. I have been having symptoms for a week that seem to only get worse

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  • hospital says stomach pain not side effect of methotexate but ive had pain just since taking it

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Taking Folic Acid for two days after Methotrexate dose once per week. Have trialled taking Folic with food, after food, before food but still have pain.

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Abdominal Cramps is also known as: Abdominal pain, Belly ache, Pain - abdomen, Stomach pain, Stomachache.

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