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Review: could Methotrexate cause Lyme disease?

Summary: Lyme disease could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, also take Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,668 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

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,985 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Lyme disease

Lyme disease (a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks) (latest reports from 4,254 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 129,615 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 27 people (0.02%) have Lyme Disease. They amount to 0.64% of all the 4,223 people who have Lyme Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lyme disease in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Lyme disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lyme disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Lyme disease when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Lyme disease35.71%64.29%

Age of people who have Lyme disease when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lyme disease0.00%0.00%39.13%4.35%0.00%30.43%17.39%8.70%

Severity of Lyme disease when taking Methotrexate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Lyme disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 55.56%)
  2. Crohn's disease (5 people, 18.52%)
  3. Acute leukaemia (2 people, 7.41%)
  4. Leukaemia (2 people, 7.41%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (2 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (7 people, 25.93%)
  2. Prednisolone (6 people, 22.22%)
  3. Enbrel (6 people, 22.22%)
  4. Folic acid (6 people, 22.22%)
  5. Enalapril maleate (4 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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