Review: could Methotrexate cause Basal cell carcinoma?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
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, 720 have Basal cell carcinoma. See who they are, when they have Basal cell carcinoma 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.
Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills) (latest reports from 39,851 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 691 people (0.55%) have Basal Cell Carcinoma.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Basal cell carcinoma * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Basal cell carcinoma||12.07%||12.07%||20.69%||13.79%||20.69%||17.24%||3.45% |
Gender of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :
|Basal cell carcinoma||66.75%||33.25% |
Age of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :
|Basal cell carcinoma||0.00%||0.85%||0.17%||1.19%||1.86%||14.41%||17.12%||64.41% |
Severity of Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Basal cell carcinoma||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Basal cell carcinoma ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Basal cell carcinoma||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (454 people, 65.70%)
- Osteoporosis (56 people, 8.10%)
- Crohn's disease (48 people, 6.95%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (42 people, 6.08%)
- Prophylaxis (36 people, 5.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (402 people, 58.18%)
- Remicade (311 people, 45.01%)
- Prednisone (140 people, 20.26%)
- Aspirin (113 people, 16.35%)
- Omeprazole (100 people, 14.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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