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Review: could Methotrexate cause Coughing?

We study 129,775 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,110 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,102 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Coughing

Coughing (latest reports from 488,550 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 129,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 3,110 people (2.40%) have Coughing. They amount to 0.64% of all the 487,926 people who have Coughing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Coughing in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing16.54%23.46%10.38%12.69%15.38%11.15%10.38%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Coughing73.75%26.25%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.15%3.44%3.55%2.53%7.55%14.46%27.14%41.19%

Severity of Coughing when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing10.00%60.00%30.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,836 people, 59.04%)
  2. Pain (192 people, 6.17%)
  3. Hypertension (160 people, 5.14%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (159 people, 5.11%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (152 people, 4.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (1,079 people, 34.69%)
  2. Enbrel (1,062 people, 34.15%)
  3. Folic acid (1,039 people, 33.41%)
  4. Prednisone (667 people, 21.45%)
  5. Remicade (387 people, 12.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am trying to find out why I get severe edema in feet legs arms and abdomin which goes away in a day with legs up and if I should be put on antibiotics asap do bronchitis doesn't turn into pneumonia. Slso why mu primary and pulmonary doctors are afraid to treat me while on ra drugs. They seem uneducated on ra meds.

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  • I just begsn tx for rs using safest meds possible but did not yolerste pills so we are doing injections once a week but since we started I developed abdom ook nal edema plus whole body especially feet which subsided ptior to msjor orgsn testing hestt kidney bloodwotk a nd liver ultra sound. Results were normsl all in but kidney workup. We are trying to get to third week of methotrexate tx becausr the last uri which my ra dr treated immediately with snyibiotics my ra pain seemed much better I just had abdominal swelling and pressure on lungs thrn and yhis time entire body swelled dr rulled out ra it was edrma order err d tests with bed rest feet up over weekend causing edema to go away prior to echo and ultra sound. Tests were normal so went to pulmonologist to get help breathing and they were sfraid to use antibiotics just like my primary dr brgore they know nothing about my ra drugs so how am I supposed to stop this from going inyo pneumonia?

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