Review: could Methotrexate cause Heart racing (Heart palpitations)?
We study 129,775 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 617 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,127 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 315,465 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 129,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 617 people (0.48%) have Heart Racing. They amount to 0.20% of all the 314,553 people who have Heart Racing on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Heart racing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart racing||28.57%||16.67%||9.52%||21.43%||9.52%||14.29%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Heart racing when taking Methotrexate * :
|Heart racing||80.65%||19.35% |
Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Methotrexate * :
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.00%||1.53%||2.87%||6.32%||20.31%||26.44%||42.53% |
Severity of Heart racing when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart racing||12.50%||62.50%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Heart racing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (309 people, 50.08%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (41 people, 6.65%)
- Prophylaxis (30 people, 4.86%)
- Osteoporosis (29 people, 4.70%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 3.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (223 people, 36.14%)
- Remicade (187 people, 30.31%)
- Enbrel (126 people, 20.42%)
- Prednisone (120 people, 19.45%)
- Humira (96 people, 15.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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Additionally, Neurologist prescribed 100 mg Lyrica for chronic back/nerve pain from moderate/severe spinal injuries, sustained 20+ years earlier. (Crushed/cracked verabrae and 3 intervertebral disc bulges)
I had been using Ibuprofen daily in moderate to heavy dosage for the last 20+ years. (800+ mg daily B/4 and then continually after recent head injury)
I was advised to stop/reduce use of Motrin to 1/2 month or less. It is still the best pain relief but have reduced to PRN, perhaps 200 mg alternate days.
Since treatment with Lyrica I've noticed reduced nerve pain and stopped using Elavil for sake of not feeling so "wrecked" in the mornings. I have also developed a severe sleep apnoea, treated unsuccessfully via CPAP device which is unbearable to use. I have subsequently suffered with depression/mood disorder for 20+ years and am currently un-treated for this long-standing vulnerability which came back with a vengence after the head-injury. I feel irregularity to my heart beat by the end of the day. I feel suicidal and violently angry.
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Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.
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