Review: could Methotrexate cause Basal cell carcinoma?
Summary: Basal cell carcinoma could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,658 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 (latest outcomes from 130,985 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills) (latest reports from 41,349 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease.
On Apr, 13, 2014: 129,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 720 people (0.56%) have Basal Cell Carcinoma. They amount to 1.74% of all the 41,274 people who have Basal Cell Carcinoma on eHealthMe.
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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