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 129,908 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,084 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 131,250 Methotrexate users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,077 Back pain patients)
On Mar, 28, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 2,084 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||26.11%||20.38%||14.65%||16.56%||5.10%||10.19%||7.01% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Back pain||77.34%||22.66% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Back pain||0.06%||2.00%||3.67%||2.84%||7.07%||18.26%||22.88%||43.21% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||75.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,098 people, 52.69%)
- Osteoporosis (217 people, 10.41%)
- Pain (184 people, 8.83%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (122 people, 5.85%)
- Hypertension (115 people, 5.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (746 people, 35.80%)
- Humira (620 people, 29.75%)
- Prednisone (511 people, 24.52%)
- Enbrel (509 people, 24.42%)
- Remicade (349 people, 16.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Amlodipine Maleate; Benazepril Hydrochloride, HCTZ for a 41-year old man with Hypertension. The patient has Back Pain, Swollen Ankles And Lower Leg
- A study of drug interactions between Prednisolone, Plaquenil, Leflunomide, Methotrexate for a 63-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Folliculitis
- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Zoloft, Methotrexate, Plaquenil for a 53-year old woman with Hair Loss, Iga Deficiency, Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus. The patient has Don't Want To Socialize At All
- A study of drug interactions between Losartan Potassium; Hydrochlorothiazide, Synthroid, Cymbalta, Glumetza for a 60-year old woman with High Blood Pressure, Thyroid Cancer - Papillary Carcinoma, Pain - Back, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The patient has Insomnia, Hip Pain, Back Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Acidophilus Lactobacillus, Benicar Hct for a 58-year old woman with Bowel Movement Irregularity, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled. The patient has Back Pain, Nausea, Leg Cramping, Tongue Irritation, Insomnia, Itching
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