Methotrexate and Heart racing - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart racing is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, 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, 997 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing 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)

Heart Racing

Heart racing has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,356 Heart racing patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 997 people (0.48%) have Heart Racing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Heart racing?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Heart Racing *:

  • < 1 month: 17.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.07 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart Racing when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 82.94 %
  • male: 17.06 %

Age of people who have Heart Racing when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 2.01 %
  • 20-29: 3.26 %
  • 30-39: 7.28 %
  • 40-49: 18.95 %
  • 50-59: 28.61 %
  • 60+: 39.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (478 people, 47.94%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (80 people, 8.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (46 people, 4.61%)
  • Psoriasis (45 people, 4.51%)
  • Pain (41 people, 4.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (299 people, 29.99%)
  • Enbrel (199 people, 19.96%)
  • Remicade (193 people, 19.36%)
  • Humira (185 people, 18.56%)
  • Prednisone (153 people, 15.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (228 people, 22.87%)
  • Chest Pain (213 people, 21.36%)
  • Fatigue (172 people, 17.25%)
  • Nausea (160 people, 16.05%)
  • Headache (145 people, 14.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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