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Review: could Methotrexate cause Basal cell carcinoma?

We study 129,821 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

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,165 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 41,827 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 720 people (0.55%) have Basal Cell Carcinoma.

Trend of Basal cell carcinoma in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Basal cell carcinoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Basal cell carcinoma10.94%10.94%21.88%15.62%18.75%15.62%6.25%

Gender of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Basal cell carcinoma67.35%32.65%

Age of people who have Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Basal cell carcinoma0.00%0.81%0.16%1.13%1.77%14.01%16.26%65.86%

Severity of Basal cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Basal cell carcinoma0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Basal cell carcinoma ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Basal cell carcinoma100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (470 people, 65.28%)
  2. Osteoporosis (56 people, 7.78%)
  3. Crohn's disease (49 people, 6.81%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (43 people, 5.97%)
  5. Prophylaxis (37 people, 5.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (409 people, 56.81%)
  2. Remicade (319 people, 44.31%)
  3. Prednisone (140 people, 19.44%)
  4. Aspirin (113 people, 15.69%)
  5. Omeprazole (104 people, 14.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • methotrexate may have been administered for a false dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Later stopped, & got better for other reasons.

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