Review: could Methotrexate cause Lightheadedness - dizzy (Dizziness)?
Summary: Lightheadedness - dizzy is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,882 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,507 have Lightheadedness - dizzy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness - dizzy and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,224 Methotrexate users)
Lightheadedness - dizzy
Lightheadedness - dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 161,875 Lightheadedness - dizzy patients)
On Jan, 3, 2015: 129,858 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 2,506 people (1.93%) have Lightheadedness - Dizzy.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Lightheadedness - dizzy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||15.42%||19.40%||9.95%||15.92%||21.39%||11.94%||5.97% |
Gender of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Methotrexate * :
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||78.20%||21.80% |
Age of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Methotrexate * :
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||0.00%||1.36%||2.58%||3.16%||8.45%||15.55%||25.72%||43.17% |
Severity of Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||11.54%||50.00%||30.77%||7.69% |
How people recovered from Lightheadedness - dizzy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||0.00%||15.38%||84.62% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,628 people, 64.96%)
- Pain (199 people, 7.94%)
- Osteoporosis (182 people, 7.26%)
- Hypertension (162 people, 6.46%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (147 people, 5.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (960 people, 38.31%)
- Humira (756 people, 30.17%)
- Enbrel (640 people, 25.54%)
- Prednisone (559 people, 22.31%)
- Remicade (423 people, 16.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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