Review: could Methotrexate cause Lymphoma?
Summary: Lymphoma 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 129,908 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 669 have Lymphoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Lymphoma and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,259 Methotrexate users)
Lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, hiv infection, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 10,617 Lymphoma patients)
On Mar, 24, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 669 people (0.51%) have Lymphoma.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Lymphoma * :
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Gender of people who have Lymphoma when taking Methotrexate * :
Age of people who have Lymphoma when taking Methotrexate * :
Severity of Lymphoma when taking Methotrexate ** :
How people recovered from Lymphoma ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (587 people, 87.74%)
- Depression (28 people, 4.19%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (28 people, 4.19%)
- Prophylaxis (28 people, 4.19%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (26 people, 3.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (302 people, 45.14%)
- Remicade (278 people, 41.55%)
- Prednisone (250 people, 37.37%)
- Enbrel (140 people, 20.93%)
- Humira (130 people, 19.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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