Review: could Methotrexate cause Bloodshot eyes?
Summary: Bloodshot eyes could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,658 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Bloodshot eyes. Find out below who they are, when they have Bloodshot eyes 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.
Bloodshot eyes (bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels in the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen) (latest reports from 2,485 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, depression.
On Apr, 14, 2014: 129,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 10 people (0.01%) have Bloodshot Eyes. They amount to 0.40% of all the 2,482 people who have Bloodshot Eyes on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Bloodshot eyes * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bloodshot eyes||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bloodshot eyes when taking Methotrexate * :
|Bloodshot eyes||78.57%||21.43% |
Age of people who have Bloodshot eyes when taking Methotrexate * :
|Bloodshot eyes||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||15.38%||7.69%||0.00%||7.69%||69.23% |
Severity of Bloodshot eyes when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bloodshot eyes||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bloodshot eyes ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 100.00%)
- Carcinoma (1 people, 10.00%)
- Gastritis (1 people, 10.00%)
- Energy increased (1 people, 10.00%)
- Depression (1 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (9 people, 90.00%)
- Prednisone (7 people, 70.00%)
- Folic acid (6 people, 60.00%)
- Naproxen (6 people, 60.00%)
- Atenolol (4 people, 40.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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