Review: could Methotrexate cause Memory loss?
Summary: Memory loss 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 Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,897 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 763 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,243 Methotrexate users)
Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory loss patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 129,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 763 people (0.59%) have Memory Loss.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||32.71%||20.56%||9.35%||6.54%||14.95%||12.15%||3.74% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Memory loss||71.28%||28.72% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||1.52%||10.66%||3.32%||5.96%||19.81%||22.99%||35.73% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||21.05%||42.11%||26.32%||10.53% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (399 people, 52.29%)
- Hypertension (65 people, 8.52%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (52 people, 6.82%)
- Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.29%)
- Pain (45 people, 5.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (245 people, 32.11%)
- Enbrel (188 people, 24.64%)
- Humira (161 people, 21.10%)
- Prednisone (148 people, 19.40%)
- Remicade (120 people, 15.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Having psoriaticarthritis,fibromyalgia,psoriais,restless leg syndrome,roseacea and high blood pressure means complex health issues and a complex list of medication to go with it. Iam suffering extreme sweating,flushing and now a tickled cough. Now it could be due to going through the change (menopause) but that started a year ago and although I was getting the flushes and sweating,it was nothing like it is now! To me,it seems the excessive sweating started roughly a month after taking Humira. Having so many health issues I'm in tune with any changes and note and monitor them. I started Humira 10 months ago now. My Psoriasis has cleared completely so I'm really pleased. Usually,there's a trade off and you end up with something else! Could the issues I have be down to a single drug on the list,or a combination?
- Would the tinnitus abate with if i discontinue methotrexate?
I've just begun my 4th year of Methotrexate for Rheumatoid issue, but it also alleviated my psoriasis. I am hesitant to discontinue because the benefits are great. However, the tinnitus is becoming unbearable and almost maddening. I will more likely consider talking to my doctor about changing medications if 1. The tinnitus subsides with the discontinuance of Methotrexate and if 2. Other rheumatoid medication would not have the same issues with tinnitus. Just discovered the possible connection minutes ago and am eager and hopeful. Please help. Thank you. -Celeste
- Can i take humira while i still have pinpoint red spots on my skin? i have been told to stop the methotrextrate and they started me on prednisone to clear it up, i am scheduled to start humira.
I have been diagnosed with R/A and started taking Methotrextate and Folic Acid. I began to break out like I had the measles. Was told it was a reaction to the methotrextate. I was taken off of it and given a large dose of prednisone. My question is I am scheduled to start taking Humira injections and I have been off of the methotrextate 24 days and it has not cleared up yet. Is is safe to start the Humira injections?
- What does unmasking mean; and does it mean that i always had hight cholesterol and triglycerides, or did actemra increase them?
I have failed many RA meds, and now receive actemera x's 10 months I have never had high cholesterol or triglycerides and did not get my cholesterol checked except for the baseline 2/2014 and 12/2014 I was 198 TChol and now am 245; my tri up 85 points. my MD said that now that my inflammation is normal it shows my true cholestorol. I don't understand.
- Is it safe to take zocalo if you are taking humora and methotrexate
Is it safe to take all three of these together? I need to know if there is any adverse side effects of taking these drugs at the same time?
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