Review: could Methotrexate cause Abdominal cramps?
Summary: Abdominal cramps 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 129,658 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,862 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.
On Apr, 15, 2014: 129,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,862 people (1.44%) have Abdominal Cramps. They amount to 0.30% of all the 614,853 people who have Abdominal Cramps on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Abdominal cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Abdominal cramps||39.30%||16.34%||11.28%||11.28%||10.89%||8.95%||1.95% |
Gender of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Methotrexate * :
|Abdominal cramps||71.36%||28.64% |
Age of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Methotrexate * :
|Abdominal cramps||0.24%||6.82%||13.59%||6.88%||7.83%||14.54%||21.90%||28.19% |
Severity of Abdominal cramps when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Abdominal cramps||9.09%||54.55%||36.36%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Abdominal cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Abdominal cramps||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (902 people, 48.44%)
- Prophylaxis (139 people, 7.47%)
- Crohn's disease (136 people, 7.30%)
- Pain (131 people, 7.04%)
- Hypertension (118 people, 6.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (555 people, 29.81%)
- Humira (510 people, 27.39%)
- Prednisone (404 people, 21.70%)
- Enbrel (294 people, 15.79%)
- Remicade (213 people, 11.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
hospital says stomach pain not side effect of methotexate but ive had pain just since taking it
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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