Review: could Methotrexate cause Influenza?
This is a review of Influenza (The flu) by studying 124,856 people who take Methotrexate. We analyze: the time on Methotrexate when people have Influenza, gender and age of these people, the severity of Influenza, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Methotrexate. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,928 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Methotrexate include fever, injection site pain, joint pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Influenza (the flu is caused by an influenza virus) (latest reports from 94,979 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression.
On Mar, 12, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 702 people (0.56%) have Influenza. They amount to 0.74% of all the 94,979 people who have Influenza.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Influenza * :
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Gender of people who have Influenza when taking Methotrexate * :
Age of people who have Influenza when taking Methotrexate * :
Severity of Influenza when taking Methotrexate ** :
How people recovered from Influenza ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (449 people, 63.96%)
- Pain (88 people, 12.54%)
- Hypertension (47 people, 6.70%)
- Vitamin supplementation (40 people, 5.70%)
- Osteoporosis (38 people, 5.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (254 people, 36.18%)
- Folic acid (248 people, 35.33%)
- Enbrel (225 people, 32.05%)
- Prednisone (122 people, 17.38%)
- Remicade (58 people, 8.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Started with severe pain on top of foot. Felt like a broken bone. Several hours later foot became hot, swollen and red. The red areas have spread over top of foot and is moving towards side of foot. Extremely painful to walk on the foot. Around the same time as my foot started hurting & felt like I had a broken bone I developed the same painful broken bone feeling in my right elbow. Same as the left foot several hours later my elbow felt hot, it started to swell as well & is red and spreading down my elbow. Side note: I've had chills on & off for 5 days. I have RSD & RA & started methotrexate 6 weeks ago for my Rheumatoid Arthritis
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