Methotrexate and Blood glucose increased - from FDA reports


Summary

Blood glucose increased 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 Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 957 have Blood glucose increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood glucose increased and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,560 users)

Blood Glucose Increased

Blood glucose increased has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, type 1 diabetes (latest reports from 108,460 Blood glucose increased patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 957 people (0.46%) have Blood Glucose Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Blood glucose increased?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Blood Glucose Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24.24 %
  • 10+ years: 6.06 %

Gender of people who have Blood Glucose Increased when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 72.65 %
  • male: 27.35 %

Age of people who have Blood Glucose Increased when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 1.76 %
  • 10-19: 4.66 %
  • 20-29: 2.52 %
  • 30-39: 2.9 %
  • 40-49: 12.22 %
  • 50-59: 28.84 %
  • 60+: 46.98 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (495 people, 51.72%)
  • Diabetes (89 people, 9.30%)
  • High Blood Pressure (84 people, 8.78%)
  • Pain (76 people, 7.94%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (61 people, 6.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (237 people, 24.76%)
  • Humira (209 people, 21.84%)
  • Enbrel (172 people, 17.97%)
  • Prednisone (165 people, 17.24%)
  • Metformin (86 people, 8.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (148 people, 15.46%)
  • Nausea (140 people, 14.63%)
  • Fatigue (128 people, 13.38%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (123 people, 12.85%)
  • Weakness (120 people, 12.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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