Could Methotrexate cause Lymphedema - from FDA reports
Lymphedema is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Arava, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 7 have Lymphedema. Find out below who they are, when they have Lymphedema and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,527 users)
Lymphedema (a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling of lymph node) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, deep venous thrombosis, rheumatoid arthritis, neoplasm malignant, birth control (latest reports from 78 Lymphedema patients).
On Dec, 22, 2016
209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 7 people (0.0%) have Lymphedema
Number of reports submitted per year:
Gender of people who have Lymphedema when taking Methotrexate *:
- female: 100 %
- male: 0.0 %
Age of people who have Lymphedema when taking Methotrexate *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 0.0 %
- 50-59: 100 %
- 60+: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 people, 100.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prednisone (7 people, 100.00%)
- Ibuprofen (7 people, 100.00%)
- Arava (7 people, 100.00%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 71.43%)
- Chloroquine Phosphate (4 people, 57.14%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (7 people, 100.00%)
- Malaise (7 people, 100.00%)
- High Blood Pressure (7 people, 100.00%)
- Dry Throat (7 people, 100.00%)
- Drug Ineffective (7 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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