Review: could Methotrexate cause Hearing loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 124,856 people who take Methotrexate. Among them, 196 have Hearing loss. See who they are, when they have Hearing loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,928 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Methotrexate include fever, injection site pain, joint pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Hearing loss (latest reports from 55,761 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 196 people (0.16%) have Hearing Loss.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Hearing loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hearing loss||0.00%||41.67%||8.33%||16.67%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hearing loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Hearing loss||76.57%||23.43% |
Age of people who have Hearing loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Hearing loss||0.49%||6.37%||3.43%||6.37%||25.49%||18.14%||25.49%||14.22% |
Severity of Hearing loss when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hearing loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hearing loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (125 people, 63.78%)
- Arthritis (53 people, 27.04%)
- Pain (51 people, 26.02%)
- Cardiac disorder (47 people, 23.98%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (45 people, 22.96%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (104 people, 53.06%)
- Folic acid (99 people, 50.51%)
- Prednisone (70 people, 35.71%)
- Aspirin (57 people, 29.08%)
- Nexium (55 people, 28.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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