Could Methotrexate cause 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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 3,016 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,527 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,315 Itching patients).

On Jan, 06, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 3,016 people (1.44%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Itching?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 42.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.05 %
  • 10+ years: 3.21 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 79.54 %
  • male: 20.46 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.4 %
  • 10-19: 3.78 %
  • 20-29: 3.91 %
  • 30-39: 7.52 %
  • 40-49: 17.3 %
  • 50-59: 28.64 %
  • 60+: 37.4 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,672 people, 55.44%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (212 people, 7.03%)
  • Psoriasis (202 people, 6.70%)
  • High Blood Pressure (201 people, 6.66%)
  • Pain (188 people, 6.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (837 people, 27.75%)
  • Enbrel (825 people, 27.35%)
  • Folic Acid (809 people, 26.82%)
  • Prednisone (419 people, 13.89%)
  • Remicade (328 people, 10.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (992 people, 32.89%)
  • Joint Pain (376 people, 12.47%)
  • Pain (366 people, 12.14%)
  • Nausea (308 people, 10.21%)
  • Fatigue (300 people, 9.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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