Methotrexate and Excessive thirst - from FDA reports


Summary

Excessive thirst 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 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 38 have Excessive thirst. Find out below who they are, when they have Excessive thirst 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 212,557 users)

Excessive Thirst

Excessive thirst has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder, depression (latest reports from 3,486 Excessive thirst patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 38 people (0.02%) have Excessive Thirst


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Excessive thirst?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Excessive Thirst *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Excessive Thirst when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 72.97 %
  • male: 27.03 %

Age of people who have Excessive Thirst when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.45 %
  • 10-19: 10.34 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.34 %
  • 40-49: 6.9 %
  • 50-59: 20.69 %
  • 60+: 48.28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (12 people, 31.58%)
  • High Blood Pressure (3 people, 7.89%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Pain (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Gastric Disorder (2 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (8 people, 21.05%)
  • Prednisone (6 people, 15.79%)
  • Humira (5 people, 13.16%)
  • Enbrel (5 people, 13.16%)
  • Ranitidine (4 people, 10.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Urination - Excessive Volume (20 people, 52.63%)
  • Fatigue (14 people, 36.84%)
  • Weakness (8 people, 21.05%)
  • Nausea (8 people, 21.05%)
  • Pain (7 people, 18.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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