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Review: could Methotrexate cause Headache?

We study 129,821 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,826 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,165 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,191,904 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 4,572 people (3.52%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache31.85%16.88%13.06%8.60%8.60%12.42%8.60%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Headache77.71%22.29%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%3.54%7.18%5.43%10.12%18.38%27.53%27.82%

Severity of Headache when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache12.90%54.84%25.81%6.45%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache6.25%0.00%93.75%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (2,420 people, 52.93%)
  2. Pain (299 people, 6.54%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (257 people, 5.62%)
  4. Hypertension (185 people, 4.05%)
  5. Psoriasis (159 people, 3.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Enbrel (1,576 people, 34.47%)
  2. Folic acid (1,496 people, 32.72%)
  3. Humira (1,115 people, 24.39%)
  4. Prednisone (950 people, 20.78%)
  5. Remicade (603 people, 13.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • All lesions necrosis
    Painful granulomas
    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

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    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • feeling flushed and nauseaous after taking dose of methotrexate. Slight headache and overall not feeling well with headache and fatigue.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • The abnormal dreams & mild hallucinations came only after starting the methylprednisolone a few days ago. They happen primarily when I am sleeping. I woke up last night with very unusual dreams & head/brain pain, and was quite concerned. I had taken 1 methylprednisolone & 1 cymbalta before bed. Earlier in the day, I had taken 2 methylprednisolone & 2 tramadol before a nap, and had similar, though not as severe issues. Trying to figure out what the interaction problem is. I did not take the muscle relaxant (cyclopenzaprine) before bed since I started the cortico steroid pack.

    Reply

    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

    Reply

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