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 129,908 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 619 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 131,259 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 52,154 Heart racing patients)
On Mar, 31, 2015: 129,908 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Methotrexate for a 71-year old man with RA. The patient has Itching - Burning Eyes, Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)
- A study of side effects of Sulfadiazine for a 37-year old woman with Rheumatoid Factor Positive. The patient has Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
- A study of side effects of Pomegranate Extract for a 44-year old woman with Just Need Extra Good Nutrition From It.. The patient has Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Methotrexate, Enbrel for a 51-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Nausea, Abdominal Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Metoprolol Succinate, Methotrexate Sodium Preservative Free, Plavix, Plaquenil, Humira, Folic Acid, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 59-year old woman with Coronary Artery Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Weight Gain
Recent Methotrexate related drug comparison:
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