Review: could Methotrexate cause Bone density loss (Bone Density Decreased)?
Summary: Bone density loss is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, 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, 135 have Bone density loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone density loss 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)
Bone density loss
Bone density loss has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, depression, breast cancer, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 6,637 Bone density loss patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 135 people (0.10%) have Bone Density Loss.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Bone density loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bone density loss||0.00%||9.09%||27.27%||0.00%||45.45%||18.18%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bone density loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Bone density loss||89.13%||10.87% |
Age of people who have Bone density loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Bone density loss||0.00%||3.20%||1.60%||0.00%||13.60%||1.60%||33.60%||46.40% |
Severity of Bone density loss when taking Methotrexate ** :
How people recovered from Bone density loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (65 people, 48.15%)
- Osteoporosis (40 people, 29.63%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (32 people, 23.70%)
- Breast cancer (25 people, 18.52%)
- Prophylaxis (24 people, 17.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (49 people, 36.30%)
- Zometa (47 people, 34.81%)
- Aredia (47 people, 34.81%)
- Fosamax (45 people, 33.33%)
- Prednisone (45 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Comparions of Arava, Methotrexate, Humira, Remicade for a 55-year old woman who has Seronegative Arthritis
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