Review: could Methotrexate cause Lyme disease?
Summary: Lyme disease is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,908 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Lyme disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Lyme disease and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,250 Methotrexate users)
Lyme disease (a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 1,611 Lyme disease patients)
On Mar, 24, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 27 people (0.02%) have Lyme Disease.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Lyme disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lyme disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Gender of people who have Lyme disease when taking Methotrexate * :
|Lyme disease||35.71%||64.29% |
Age of people who have Lyme disease when taking Methotrexate * :
|Lyme disease||0.00%||0.00%||39.13%||4.35%||0.00%||30.43%||17.39%||8.70% |
Severity of Lyme disease when taking Methotrexate ** :
How people recovered from Lyme disease ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 55.56%)
- Crohn's disease (5 people, 18.52%)
- Leukaemia (2 people, 7.41%)
- Acute leukaemia (2 people, 7.41%)
- Vitamin supplementation (2 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (7 people, 25.93%)
- Enbrel (6 people, 22.22%)
- Prednisolone (6 people, 22.22%)
- Folic acid (6 people, 22.22%)
- Thalidomide (4 people, 14.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 58-year old man with Methyltrexare Use, Swelling. The patient has Dry Eyes
- A study of drug interactions between Atelvia, Remicade, Bupropion Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin, Synthroid, Escitalopram, Meclizine, Potassium Chloride, Sulfadiazine, Folic Acid, Omeprazole, Plaquenil, Prednisone, Methotrexate for a 71-year old woman with Osteonecrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hot Flashes, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Low Thyroid, Anxiety, Vertigo. The patient has Hair Loss, Tmj Disorders, Dry Mouth
- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 51-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Memory Impairment, Sleeping Sickness
- A study of drug interactions between Bumetanide, Ferrous Fumarate, Gabapentin, Prednisone, Levothyroxine Sodium, Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 45-year old woman with Fluid Retention, Anemia, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorder, Hypothyroidism. The patient has Lightheadedness - Fainting, Acne Steroid-induced, Weakness, Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, Skin Burning Sensation, Muscle Spasms, Pain - Bones, Exhaustion
Recent Methotrexate related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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