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Review: could Methotrexate cause Memory loss?

We study 129,746 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 762 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,079 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Memory loss

Memory loss (latest reports from 466,906 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 129,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 762 people (0.59%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.16% of all the 465,806 people who have Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Memory loss in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss33.02%20.75%9.43%6.60%15.09%11.32%3.77%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss71.25%28.75%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%1.53%10.68%3.33%5.96%19.83%22.88%35.78%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss16.67%44.44%27.78%11.11%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (398 people, 52.23%)
  2. Hypertension (65 people, 8.53%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (52 people, 6.82%)
  4. Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.30%)
  5. Pain (45 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (244 people, 32.02%)
  2. Enbrel (188 people, 24.67%)
  3. Humira (161 people, 21.13%)
  4. Prednisone (147 people, 19.29%)
  5. Remicade (120 people, 15.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Several months after starting xarelto short term memory losses became annoying, just normal things, but seemed more often. Now I have to write everything down and daughter has to go to appts with me because I can't remember what to say or what doctor said to do.
    Have "fainted" 3 times unexpectedly, with no warning at all,and no memory,just what people around me say happened.
    None of this happened until after I was put on xarelto.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have moments of confusion and things don't look right. I forget to finish things. I get confused about my whereabouts every once in a while.Small every day tasks I forget how to do. Things I do every day like taking the key out of the ignition.It comes back to me in a few minutes but I feel so stupid while it is happening.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Trish on Jul, 24, 2012:

    Can i take biotin on the day of taking methotrexate

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    Angie on Aug, 10, 2012:

    I have to call into question the results of this 'study.' Norvasc is used for hypertension, but not high cholesterol or triglycerides. It can also be used as treatment for Raynaud's.

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