Review: could Methotrexate cause Back pain?
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 Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,858 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,082 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 131,201 users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Back pain 105,943 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 129,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 2,082 people (1.60%) have Back Pain.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||26.45%||20.65%||14.19%||16.77%||5.16%||9.68%||7.10% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Back pain||77.32%||22.68% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Back pain||0.06%||2.01%||3.68%||2.84%||7.08%||18.28%||22.91%||43.14% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,097 people, 52.69%)
- Osteoporosis (217 people, 10.42%)
- Pain (184 people, 8.84%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (122 people, 5.86%)
- Hypertension (115 people, 5.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (745 people, 35.78%)
- Humira (620 people, 29.78%)
- Prednisone (510 people, 24.50%)
- Enbrel (508 people, 24.40%)
- Remicade (349 people, 16.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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