Review: could Methotrexate cause Hepatic cirrhosis?
Summary: Hepatic cirrhosis is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,925 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Hepatic cirrhosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Hepatic cirrhosis and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,267 Methotrexate users)
Hepatic cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, hiv infection, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 8,925 Hepatic cirrhosis patients)
On Apr, 18, 2015: 129,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 266 people (0.20%) have Hepatic Cirrhosis.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Hepatic cirrhosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hepatic cirrhosis||11.11%||19.75%||20.99%||13.58%||17.28%||8.64%||8.64% |
Gender of people who have Hepatic cirrhosis when taking Methotrexate * :
|Hepatic cirrhosis||57.59%||42.41% |
Age of people who have Hepatic cirrhosis when taking Methotrexate * :
|Hepatic cirrhosis||0.00%||0.83%||2.07%||6.20%||1.24%||10.33%||34.71%||44.63% |
Severity of Hepatic cirrhosis when taking Methotrexate ** :
How people recovered from Hepatic cirrhosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (126 people, 47.37%)
- Ankylosing spondylitis (28 people, 10.53%)
- Urticaria (26 people, 9.77%)
- Hypertension (23 people, 8.65%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (19 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (91 people, 34.21%)
- Prednisolone (45 people, 16.92%)
- Folic acid (45 people, 16.92%)
- Prednisone (43 people, 16.17%)
- Remicade (41 people, 15.41%)
* 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:
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Recent Methotrexate related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Azathioprine, Humira, Enbrel, Sulfadiazine, Methotrexate for a 42-year old woman who has Psoriatic Arthritis
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Furosemide for a 55-year old man who has Arthritis
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Aloe Vera Gel for a 64-year old woman who has Arthritis
- Comparions of Arava, Methotrexate, Humira, Remicade for a 55-year old woman who has Seronegative Arthritis
- Comparions of Prednisone, Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 64-year old man who has Tenosynovitis
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