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Review: could Methotrexate cause Leukoencephalopathy?

We study 129,821 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 326 have Leukoencephalopathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Leukoencephalopathy and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,165 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Leukoencephalopathy

Leukoencephalopathy (disease of the white matter in the brain) (latest reports from 8,901 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 326 people (0.25%) have Leukoencephalopathy.

Trend of Leukoencephalopathy in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Leukoencephalopathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leukoencephalopathy60.61%22.73%9.09%3.03%1.52%0.00%3.03%

Gender of people who have Leukoencephalopathy when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Leukoencephalopathy64.76%35.24%

Age of people who have Leukoencephalopathy when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leukoencephalopathy0.00%22.91%32.51%2.17%4.95%6.19%13.93%17.34%

Severity of Leukoencephalopathy when taking Methotrexate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Leukoencephalopathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (106 people, 32.52%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (35 people, 10.74%)
  3. Lymphoma (26 people, 7.98%)
  4. Central nervous system lymphoma (21 people, 6.44%)
  5. Prophylaxis (21 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cytarabine (159 people, 48.77%)
  2. Vincristine (139 people, 42.64%)
  3. Cyclophosphamide (98 people, 30.06%)
  4. Etoposide (83 people, 25.46%)
  5. Mercaptopurine (62 people, 19.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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