Review: could Methotrexate cause Lightheadedness - Dizzy?


Summary

Lightheadedness - dizzy is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 150,778 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,006 have Lightheadedness - dizzy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness - dizzy 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 160,929 users)

Lightheadedness - Dizzy

Lightheadedness - dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 193,181 Lightheadedness - dizzy patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

150,778 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 3,006 people (1.99%) have Lightheadedness - Dizzy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Lightheadedness - dizzy?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Lightheadedness - Dizzy *:

  • < 1 month: 19.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.5 %

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness - Dizzy when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 78.09 %
  • male: 21.91 %

Age of people who have Lightheadedness - Dizzy when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.17 %
  • 10-19: 2.82 %
  • 20-29: 3.69 %
  • 30-39: 7.29 %
  • 40-49: 15.7 %
  • 50-59: 27.2 %
  • 60+: 42.08 %

Severity if Lightheadedness - Dizzy when taking Methotrexate **:

  • least: 6.67 %
  • moderate: 46.67 %
  • severe: 26.67 %
  • most severe: 20.0 %

How people recovered from Lightheadedness - Dizzy **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,705 people)
  • Pain (210 people)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (192 people)
  • Hypertension (185 people)
  • Osteoporosis (164 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (1,062 people)
  • Enbrel (766 people)
  • Humira (751 people)
  • Prednisone (555 people)
  • Remicade (371 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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