Review: could Methotrexate cause Abdominal cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 124,856 people who take Methotrexate. Among them, 1,862 have Abdominal cramps. See who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,928 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Methotrexate include fever, injection site pain, joint pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Abdominal cramps (latest reports from 606,525 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,774 people (1.42%) have Abdominal Cramps.
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||40.89%||15.38%||10.93%||11.74%||9.72%||9.31%||2.02% |
Gender of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Methotrexate * :
|Abdominal cramps||71.25%||28.75% |
Age of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Methotrexate * :
|Abdominal cramps||0.25%||7.16%||13.70%||6.54%||7.85%||15.13%||21.54%||27.83% |
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 (882 people, 49.72%)
- Crohn's disease (135 people, 7.61%)
- Pain (129 people, 7.27%)
- Prophylaxis (128 people, 7.22%)
- Hypertension (114 people, 6.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (542 people, 30.55%)
- Humira (496 people, 27.96%)
- Prednisone (400 people, 22.55%)
- Enbrel (289 people, 16.29%)
- Remicade (211 people, 11.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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