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Review: could Methotrexate cause Coughing (Cough)?





Summary: Coughing is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,858 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,120 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing 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 131,201 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Coughing 73,813 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 129,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 3,111 people (2.40%) have Coughing.

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
Coughing16.48%23.37%10.34%12.64%15.33%11.49%10.34%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Coughing73.76%26.24%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.15%3.43%3.55%2.53%7.55%14.45%27.13%41.21%

Severity of Coughing when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing18.18%54.55%27.27%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,837 people, 59.05%)
  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, 34.68%)
  2. Enbrel (1,062 people, 34.14%)
  3. Folic acid (1,040 people, 33.43%)
  4. Prednisone (668 people, 21.47%)
  5. Remicade (387 people, 12.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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