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. This review analyzes which people have Back pain with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 223,372 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 11, 2017

223,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 4,226 people (1.89%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Back pain?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 23.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.54 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.79 %
  • 10+ years: 6.55 %

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

  • female: 77.23 %
  • male: 22.77 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 1.4 %
  • 10-19: 3.81 %
  • 20-29: 2.44 %
  • 30-39: 5.11 %
  • 40-49: 16.15 %
  • 50-59: 26.73 %
  • 60+: 44.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2,372 people, 56.13%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (358 people, 8.47%)
  • Pain (329 people, 7.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (294 people, 6.96%)
  • Osteoporosis (277 people, 6.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (1,177 people, 27.85%)
  • Humira (1,133 people, 26.81%)
  • Folic Acid (980 people, 23.19%)
  • Prednisone (641 people, 15.17%)
  • Remicade (447 people, 10.58%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (1,314 people, 31.09%)
  • Pain In Extremity (916 people, 21.68%)
  • Pain (848 people, 20.07%)
  • Fatigue (687 people, 16.26%)
  • Nausea (565 people, 13.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 226,881 users)

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