Methotrexate and Back pain - from FDA reports
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 Psoriatic arthropathy. This review analyzes which people have Back pain with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 231,270 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
231,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 4,416 people (1.91%) have Back pain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methotrexate when people have Back pain *:
- < 1 month: 23.61 %
- 1 - 6 months: 18.03 %
- 6 - 12 months: 13.73 %
- 1 - 2 years: 15.88 %
- 2 - 5 years: 11.16 %
- 5 - 10 years: 11.59 %
- 10+ years: 6.01 %
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate *:
- female: 76.95 %
- male: 23.05 %
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Methotrexate *:
- 0-1: 0.06 %
- 2-9: 1.33 %
- 10-19: 3.72 %
- 20-29: 2.38 %
- 30-39: 5.11 %
- 40-49: 16.0 %
- 50-59: 26.84 %
- 60+: 44.57 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (375 people, 8.49%)
- Pain (346 people, 7.84%)
- High Blood Pressure (308 people, 6.97%)
- Osteoporosis (280 people, 6.34%)
- Ankylosing Spondylitis (188 people, 4.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Enbrel (1,248 people, 28.26%)
- Humira (1,193 people, 27.02%)
- Folic Acid (980 people, 22.19%)
- Prednisone (641 people, 14.52%)
- Remicade (458 people, 10.37%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Joint Pain (1,402 people, 31.75%)
- Pain In Extremity (968 people, 21.92%)
- Pain (915 people, 20.72%)
- Fatigue (736 people, 16.67%)
- Nausea (600 people, 13.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Questions to the study
Hi, I started on methotrexate approx 2mths ago to help with my rheumatoid condition Ankylosing Spondylitis. I also take Sulphasalazine and pre gabalin and have done since diagnosis 2.5yrs ago. Since starting in the methotrexate I have started to suffer with some unpleasant symptoms around ...
Hello, I have been taking Zoloft for about two months now and I have back pain and hip pain. Will it go away soon? I had nausea for a week at the beginning but I was fine after so I'm wondering if I should hold on or change medication. Anybody has any idea??
I started a low dose (10 mg) of methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis last week and noticed this week, after taking my second does, that my face is breaking out. Does anyone have any similar experiences? I also take 5 mg of folic acid daily. Thanks for any help you can offer up.
User reviews to the study
It's been years since I've taken Methotrexate and when I was taking it years ago I had the numbness in my feet. Years later, it has returned and they're not sure what is the reason for my neuropathy. This time it's also in my hands. I took it for arthritis but now the military and the VA are ...
Hi everyone. I've been on methotrexate for about 10 years for psoriatic arthritis. My friends and family think it's funny how I'm always sweaty and hot when everyone else is comfortable or even cold. I, however, do not find it so funny that while sitting at a restaurant I start literally ...
Hi there, I have advanced RH, no medications for over past 12 years. Had an extreme flare up a few months back so went to rheumatologist who has prescribed 10 mg methotrexate, weekly and daily palquil, 5mg prednisone and 2x weekly folic acid. I have been on them nearly 3 months now. This ...