Review: could Methotrexate cause Itching?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 124,856 people who take Methotrexate. Among them, 1,730 have Itching. See who they are, when they have Itching and more. This review is 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.
Itching (latest reports from 519,017 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,730 people (1.39%) have Itching. They amount to 0.34% of all the 513,215 people who have Itching.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Itching * :
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Gender of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate * :
Severity of Itching when taking Methotrexate ** :
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How people recovered from Itching ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (988 people, 57.11%)
- Hypertension (110 people, 6.36%)
- Pain (97 people, 5.61%)
- Psoriasis (84 people, 4.86%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (76 people, 4.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (631 people, 36.47%)
- Humira (529 people, 30.58%)
- Enbrel (428 people, 24.74%)
- Prednisone (335 people, 19.36%)
- Remicade (282 people, 16.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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