Could Methotrexate cause Headache - from FDA reports
Headache is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 7,735 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,527 users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headache patients).
On Dec, 23, 2016
209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 7,735 people (3.7%) have Headache
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methotrexate when people have Headache *:
- < 1 month: 33.33 %
- 1 - 6 months: 19.05 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.52 %
- 1 - 2 years: 9.27 %
- 2 - 5 years: 11.53 %
- 5 - 10 years: 12.78 %
- 10+ years: 7.52 %
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Methotrexate *:
- female: 79.55 %
- male: 20.45 %
Age of people who have Headache when taking Methotrexate *:
- 0-1: 0.05 %
- 2-9: 2.42 %
- 10-19: 5.33 %
- 20-29: 4.48 %
- 30-39: 8.93 %
- 40-49: 19.1 %
- 50-59: 30.41 %
- 60+: 29.28 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (4,479 people, 57.91%)
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (724 people, 9.36%)
- Pain (544 people, 7.03%)
- High Blood Pressure (428 people, 5.53%)
- Psoriasis (394 people, 5.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Enbrel (2,348 people, 30.36%)
- Humira (2,002 people, 25.88%)
- Folic Acid (1,716 people, 22.18%)
- Prednisone (899 people, 11.62%)
- Remicade (605 people, 7.82%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (1,759 people, 22.74%)
- Fatigue (1,291 people, 16.69%)
- Joint Pain (1,061 people, 13.72%)
- Pain (979 people, 12.66%)
- Dizziness (979 people, 12.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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