Methotrexate and Itching - from FDA reports


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 Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Itching 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, 12, 2017

223,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 3,228 people (1.45%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Itching?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 40.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.55 %
  • 10+ years: 3.57 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 79.49 %
  • male: 20.51 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.34 %
  • 10-19: 3.86 %
  • 20-29: 3.86 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 17.03 %
  • 50-59: 28.26 %
  • 60+: 37.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,800 people, 55.76%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (231 people, 7.16%)
  • Psoriasis (215 people, 6.66%)
  • High Blood Pressure (212 people, 6.57%)
  • Pain (199 people, 6.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (901 people, 27.91%)
  • Humira (881 people, 27.29%)
  • Folic Acid (809 people, 25.06%)
  • Prednisone (419 people, 12.98%)
  • Remicade (338 people, 10.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (1,055 people, 32.68%)
  • Joint Pain (422 people, 13.07%)
  • Pain (414 people, 12.83%)
  • Nausea (350 people, 10.84%)
  • Fatigue (335 people, 10.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Itching when taking Methotrexate?

Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 226,847 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 159,802 Itching patients).

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