Could Methotrexate cause 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 . We study 197,032 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 5,431 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 Methotrexate 212,494 users)

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,494 Diarrhoea patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

197,032 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 5,431 people (2.76%) have Diarrhoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Diarrhoea?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Diarrhoea *:

  • < 1 month: 43.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.62 %
  • 10+ years: 4.61 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 72.82 %
  • male: 27.18 %

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 1.28 %
  • 2-9: 4.48 %
  • 10-19: 6.39 %
  • 20-29: 4.25 %
  • 30-39: 7.11 %
  • 40-49: 14.56 %
  • 50-59: 25.92 %
  • 60+: 36.02 %

Severity of Diarrhoea **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 69.23 %
  • severe: 23.08 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (1,241 people, 22.85%)
  • Folic Acid (1,107 people, 20.38%)
  • Enbrel (971 people, 17.88%)
  • Prednisone (740 people, 13.63%)
  • Folic Acid. (483 people, 8.89%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (365 people, 6.72%)
  • Pain (327 people, 6.02%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (1,515 people, 27.90%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (1,460 people, 26.88%)
  • Fever (912 people, 16.79%)
  • Abdominal Pain (827 people, 15.23%)
  • Fatigue (782 people, 14.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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