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Review: could Methotrexate cause Diarrhoea (Diarrhea)?

Summary: Diarrhoea is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 129,934 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,142 have Diarrhoea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhoea and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,279 Methotrexate users)

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 170,866 Diarrhoea patients)

On Apr, 29, 2015: 129,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 3,863 people (2.97%) have Diarrhoea.

Trend of Diarrhoea in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Diarrhoea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhoea48.19%20.21%5.18%5.53%13.13%5.01%2.76%

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhoea71.53%28.47%

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhoea0.93%5.54%7.65%4.08%7.88%13.08%24.28%36.55%

Severity of Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhoea5.26%57.89%26.32%10.53%

How people recovered from Diarrhoea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhoea0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,671 people, 43.26%)
  2. Pain (256 people, 6.63%)
  3. Prophylaxis (236 people, 6.11%)
  4. Osteoporosis (217 people, 5.62%)
  5. Hypertension (209 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (1,151 people, 29.80%)
  2. Prednisone (926 people, 23.97%)
  3. Humira (836 people, 21.64%)
  4. Enbrel (785 people, 20.32%)
  5. Remicade (456 people, 11.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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