Review: could Methotrexate cause Back pain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
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, 2,082 have Back pain. See who they are, when they have Back pain 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.
Back pain (latest reports from 655,990 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 2,016 people (1.61%) 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||26.97%||21.05%||13.82%||17.11%||5.26%||8.55%||7.24% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Back pain||77.29%||22.71% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Back pain||0.06%||2.07%||3.57%||2.76%||7.08%||18.64%||22.61%||43.21% |
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%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,080 people, 53.57%)
- Osteoporosis (211 people, 10.47%)
- Pain (178 people, 8.83%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (118 people, 5.85%)
- Hypertension (112 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (732 people, 36.31%)
- Humira (611 people, 30.31%)
- Prednisone (504 people, 25.00%)
- Enbrel (501 people, 24.85%)
- Remicade (342 people, 16.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Started with severe pain on top of foot. Felt like a broken bone. Several hours later foot became hot, swollen and red. The red areas have spread over top of foot and is moving towards side of foot. Extremely painful to walk on the foot. Around the same time as my foot started hurting & felt like I had a broken bone I developed the same painful broken bone feeling in my right elbow. Same as the left foot several hours later my elbow felt hot, it started to swell as well & is red and spreading down my elbow. Side note: I've had chills on & off for 5 days. I have RSD & RA & started methotrexate 6 weeks ago for my Rheumatoid Arthritis
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