Methotrexate and Back pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Back pain 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 Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 3,917 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain 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 212,557 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 173,400 Back pain patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 3,917 people (1.87%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Back pain?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 25.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.87 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.85 %
  • 10+ years: 6.9 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 77.68 %
  • male: 22.32 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 1.45 %
  • 10-19: 3.61 %
  • 20-29: 2.61 %
  • 30-39: 5.12 %
  • 40-49: 16.4 %
  • 50-59: 27.14 %
  • 60+: 43.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2,157 people, 55.07%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (337 people, 8.60%)
  • Pain (307 people, 7.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (281 people, 7.17%)
  • Osteoporosis (271 people, 6.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (1,098 people, 28.03%)
  • Humira (1,054 people, 26.91%)
  • Folic Acid (980 people, 25.02%)
  • Prednisone (641 people, 16.36%)
  • Remicade (429 people, 10.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (1,208 people, 30.84%)
  • Pain In Extremity (835 people, 21.32%)
  • Pain (765 people, 19.53%)
  • Fatigue (626 people, 15.98%)
  • Nausea (531 people, 13.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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