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Review: could Methotrexate cause Hearing loss?

Summary: Hearing loss is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,925 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Hearing loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hearing loss and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,268 Methotrexate users)

Hearing loss

Hearing loss has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 7,925 Hearing loss patients)

On Apr, 13, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 199 people (0.15%) have Hearing Loss.

Trend of Hearing loss in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Hearing loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hearing loss6.67%46.67%6.67%13.33%26.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hearing loss when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Hearing loss76.45%23.55%

Age of people who have Hearing loss when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hearing loss0.48%6.28%3.38%7.25%25.12%17.87%25.60%14.01%

Severity of Hearing loss when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hearing loss0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hearing loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hearing loss0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (126 people, 63.32%)
  2. Arthritis (53 people, 26.63%)
  3. Pain (51 people, 25.63%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (47 people, 23.62%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (45 people, 22.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (104 people, 52.26%)
  2. Folic acid (100 people, 50.25%)
  3. Prednisone (70 people, 35.18%)
  4. Aspirin (57 people, 28.64%)
  5. Nexium (55 people, 27.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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