Methotrexate and Influenza - from FDA reports


Summary

Influenza is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Influenza with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 223,372 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 23, 2017

223,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 2,057 people (0.92%) have Influenza


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Influenza?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Influenza *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.58 %
  • 10+ years: 6.49 %

Gender of people who have Influenza when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 81.66 %
  • male: 18.34 %

Age of people who have Influenza when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 1.7 %
  • 10-19: 2.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.49 %
  • 30-39: 6.8 %
  • 40-49: 18.65 %
  • 50-59: 30.32 %
  • 60+: 37.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,407 people, 68.40%)
  • Pain (181 people, 8.80%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (168 people, 8.17%)
  • High Blood Pressure (165 people, 8.02%)
  • Psoriasis (94 people, 4.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (682 people, 33.16%)
  • Humira (572 people, 27.81%)
  • Folic Acid (405 people, 19.69%)
  • Prednisone (206 people, 10.01%)
  • Actemra (150 people, 7.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (330 people, 16.04%)
  • Pain (325 people, 15.80%)
  • Nasopharyngitis (292 people, 14.20%)
  • Fatigue (253 people, 12.30%)
  • Fever (249 people, 12.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 226,881 users)

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