Review: could Methotrexate cause Basal cell carcinoma?
Summary: Basal cell carcinoma is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,925 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 720 have Basal cell carcinoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Basal cell carcinoma and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,267 Methotrexate users)
Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia. (latest reports from 5,211 Basal cell carcinoma patients)
On Mar, 30, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 720 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||10.94%||10.94%||21.88%||15.62%||18.75%||15.62%||6.25% |
Gender of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :
|Basal cell carcinoma||67.35%||32.65% |
Age of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :
|Basal cell carcinoma||0.00%||0.81%||0.16%||1.13%||1.77%||14.01%||16.26%||65.86% |
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 (470 people, 65.28%)
- Osteoporosis (56 people, 7.78%)
- Crohn's disease (49 people, 6.81%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (43 people, 5.97%)
- Prophylaxis (37 people, 5.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (409 people, 56.81%)
- Remicade (319 people, 44.31%)
- Prednisone (140 people, 19.44%)
- Aspirin (113 people, 15.69%)
- Omeprazole (104 people, 14.44%)
* 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 side effects of Methotrexate for a 48-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Pain - Joints
- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Orencia, Methotrexate for a 45-year old woman with Arthritis - Rheumatoid. The patient has Joint Stiffness
- A study of drug interactions between Remicade, Methotrexate for a 47-year old woman with Sarcoidosis. The patient has Burning Eyes, Burning Eyes, Shortness Of Breath, Painful Respiration
- A study of drug interactions between Humira, Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 71-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Depression, Skin Graft, Eyes - Yellow, Fatigue, Nausea And Vomiting, Confusional State, Tremor
- A study of side effects of Methotrexate for a 55-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Diarrhoea
Recent Methotrexate related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Azathioprine, Humira, Enbrel, Sulfadiazine, Methotrexate for a 42-year old woman who has Psoriatic Arthritis
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Furosemide for a 55-year old man who has Arthritis
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Aloe Vera Gel for a 64-year old woman who has Arthritis
- Comparions of Arava, Methotrexate, Humira, Remicade for a 55-year old woman who has Seronegative Arthritis
- Comparions of Prednisone, Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 64-year old man who has Tenosynovitis
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