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Review: could Methotrexate cause Bone density loss (Bone Density Decreased)?

We study 129,821 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

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,165 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Bone density loss

Bone density loss (latest reports from 46,296 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, breast cancer, depression, high blood pressure.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 135 people (0.10%) have Bone Density Loss.

Trend of Bone density loss in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Bone density loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone density loss0.00%9.09%27.27%0.00%45.45%18.18%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bone density loss when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Bone density loss89.13%10.87%

Age of people who have Bone density loss when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone density loss0.00%3.20%1.60%0.00%13.60%1.60%33.60%46.40%

Severity of Bone density loss when taking Methotrexate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bone density loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (65 people, 48.15%)
  2. Osteoporosis (40 people, 29.63%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (32 people, 23.70%)
  4. Breast cancer (25 people, 18.52%)
  5. Prophylaxis (24 people, 17.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (49 people, 36.30%)
  2. Zometa (47 people, 34.81%)
  3. Aredia (47 people, 34.81%)
  4. Fosamax (45 people, 33.33%)
  5. Prednisone (45 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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