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Review: could Methotrexate cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,668 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

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,985 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Back pain

Back pain (latest reports from 671,068 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 129,615 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 2,082 people (1.61%) have Back Pain. They amount to 0.31% of all the 667,909 people who have Back Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Back pain in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain26.45%20.65%14.19%16.77%5.16%9.68%7.10%

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

FemaleMale
Back pain77.32%22.68%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.06%2.01%3.68%2.84%7.08%18.28%22.91%43.14%

Severity of Back pain when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,097 people, 52.69%)
  2. Osteoporosis (217 people, 10.42%)
  3. Pain (184 people, 8.84%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (122 people, 5.86%)
  5. Hypertension (115 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (745 people, 35.78%)
  2. Humira (620 people, 29.78%)
  3. Prednisone (510 people, 24.50%)
  4. Enbrel (508 people, 24.40%)
  5. Remicade (349 people, 16.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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