Methotrexate and Lyme disease - from FDA reports
Lyme disease 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 Lyme disease 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, 09, 2017
223,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 75 people (0.03%) have Lyme Disease
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methotrexate when people have Lyme Disease *:
- < 1 month: 60 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 40 %
Gender of people who have Lyme Disease when taking Methotrexate *:
- female: 70.83 %
- male: 29.17 %
Age of people who have Lyme Disease when taking Methotrexate *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 10.0 %
- 20-29: 5.0 %
- 30-39: 3.33 %
- 40-49: 21.67 %
- 50-59: 15.0 %
- 60+: 45.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (45 people, 60.00%)
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (7 people, 9.33%)
- Crohn's Disease (7 people, 9.33%)
- High Blood Pressure (6 people, 8.00%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (5 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Humira (20 people, 26.67%)
- Enbrel (20 people, 26.67%)
- Plaquenil (13 people, 17.33%)
- Folic Acid (13 people, 17.33%)
- Celebrex (12 people, 16.00%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Infection (13 people, 17.33%)
- Fatigue (11 people, 14.67%)
- Drug Intolerance (10 people, 13.33%)
- Drug Hypersensitivity (10 people, 13.33%)
- Dizziness (9 people, 12.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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