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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 129,858 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Methotrexate and have Heart racing >>>

Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 131,201 users)

Heart racing

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 Heart racing 51,983 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 129,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 618 people (0.48%) have Heart Racing.

Trend of Heart racing in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Heart racing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart racing27.91%18.60%9.30%20.93%9.30%13.95%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Heart racing80.68%19.32%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart racing0.00%0.00%1.53%2.87%6.31%20.46%26.39%42.45%

Severity of Heart racing when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart racing11.11%55.56%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart racing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart racing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (309 people, 50.00%)
  2. Psoriatic arthropathy (41 people, 6.63%)
  3. Prophylaxis (30 people, 4.85%)
  4. Osteoporosis (29 people, 4.69%)
  5. Hypertension (23 people, 3.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (224 people, 36.25%)
  2. Remicade (187 people, 30.26%)
  3. Enbrel (126 people, 20.39%)
  4. Prednisone (120 people, 19.42%)
  5. Humira (96 people, 15.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but ...
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    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day ...
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    (Asked by a 49 year old woman who has Scratches, Swelling, Burning, Nerve, Muscle Pain, Conjunctivitis, and takes Methotrexate)
    Guinea pig user of Accutane 1982. Experimental drug (told at that time) when a woman hits menopause we are not sure what will happen. I have hit early menopause 42 to be exact. Conjunctivitis, unexplained swelling in fingers, toes, kness, pseudogout (not normal according to my rheumatologist) une ...
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    he had stroke 5 years ago, he is taking sintrom, irregular heart beat
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    (Asked by a 57 year old woman who has Migraine Without Aura, Anxiety And Stress, Major Depression With Psychotic Features, Bilateral Multilobar Pneumonia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and takes Zyprexa, Methotrexate)
    Bilateral multilobar pneumonia - rheumatologist considers it was caused by a reaction to methotrexate I was taking for ankylosing spondylitis and I was lucky to survive. Anyone have this and later shown to have scarring of the lungs?

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