Methotrexate and Diarrhoea - from FDA reports


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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Diarrhoea with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 223,372 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 22, 2017

223,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 6,443 people (2.88%) have Diarrhoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Diarrhoea?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Diarrhoea *:

  • < 1 month: 40.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.36 %
  • 10+ years: 3.81 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 73.14 %
  • male: 26.86 %

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 1.19 %
  • 2-9: 4.22 %
  • 10-19: 6.26 %
  • 20-29: 3.94 %
  • 30-39: 6.91 %
  • 40-49: 14.07 %
  • 50-59: 26.11 %
  • 60+: 37.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3,085 people, 47.88%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (495 people, 7.68%)
  • High Blood Pressure (398 people, 6.18%)
  • Pain (387 people, 6.01%)
  • Crohn's Disease (358 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (1,401 people, 21.74%)
  • Enbrel (1,203 people, 18.67%)
  • Folic Acid (1,144 people, 17.76%)
  • Prednisone (771 people, 11.97%)
  • Remicade (494 people, 7.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,779 people, 27.61%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (1,670 people, 25.92%)
  • Fever (1,007 people, 15.63%)
  • Abdominal Pain (951 people, 14.76%)
  • Fatigue (939 people, 14.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 226,881 users)

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Diarrhoea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 288,195 Diarrhoea patients).

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