Review: could Methotrexate cause Heart racing (Heart palpitations)?
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 month, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,882 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 618 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,224 Methotrexate users)
Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,054 Heart racing patients)
On Dec, 30, 2014: 129,858 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 618 people (0.48%) have Heart Racing.
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||27.91%||18.60%||9.30%||20.93%||9.30%||13.95%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Heart racing when taking Methotrexate * :
|Heart racing||80.68%||19.32% |
Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Methotrexate * :
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.00%||1.53%||2.87%||6.31%||20.46%||26.39%||42.45% |
Severity of Heart racing when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart racing||11.11%||55.56%||33.33%||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, 50.00%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (41 people, 6.63%)
- Prophylaxis (30 people, 4.85%)
- Osteoporosis (29 people, 4.69%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 3.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (224 people, 36.25%)
- Remicade (187 people, 30.26%)
- Enbrel (126 people, 20.39%)
- Prednisone (120 people, 19.42%)
- Humira (96 people, 15.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have been diagnosed with R/A and started taking Methotrextate and Folic Acid. I began to break out like I had the measles. Was told it was a reaction to the methotrextate. I was taken off of it and given a large dose of prednisone. My question is I am scheduled to start taking Humira injections and I have been off of the methotrextate 24 days and it has not cleared up yet. Is is safe to start the Humira injections?
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