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Review: could Methotrexate cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,841 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,733 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,185 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of methotrexate reports

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 87,571 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Itching reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,733 people (1.33%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching46.51%14.73%7.75%8.53%14.73%6.98%0.78%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Itching79.60%20.40%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%1.38%4.54%3.58%8.88%16.79%27.74%37.10%

Severity of Itching when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (990 people, 57.13%)
  2. Hypertension (111 people, 6.41%)
  3. Pain (97 people, 5.60%)
  4. Psoriasis (84 people, 4.85%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (76 people, 4.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (632 people, 36.47%)
  2. Humira (531 people, 30.64%)
  3. Enbrel (428 people, 24.70%)
  4. Prednisone (335 people, 19.33%)
  5. Remicade (282 people, 16.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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