Review: could Methotrexate cause Influenza (The flu)?
Summary: Influenza is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, 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, 702 have Influenza. Find out below who they are, when they have Influenza and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,268 Methotrexate users)
Influenza (the flu is caused by an influenza virus) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression. (latest reports from 23,490 Influenza patients)
On Apr, 26, 2015: 129,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 702 people (0.54%) have Influenza.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Influenza * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Pred Forte, Methotrexate, Prednisone, Remicade for a 29-year old woman with Uveitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Glaucoma, Painful Red Eyes, Pain Inflammation Activated
- A study of side effects of Methotrexate for a 55-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Laryngeal Necrosis
- A study of drug interactions between Pantoprazole, Indomethacin, Methotrexate, Remicade for a 41-year old man with Indomethacin, Gerd, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Muscle Spasms, Nerve Symptoms, Ankylosing Spondylitis.
- A study of side effects of Methotrexate for a 76-year old man with Mycosis Fungoides. The patient has Anaemia, Platelet Count Increased
- A study of side effects of Methotrexate for a 69-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Breathlessness, Fatigue
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
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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