Review: could Methotrexate cause Memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 124,856 people who take Methotrexate. Among them, 762 have Memory loss. See who they are, when they have Memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,928 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Methotrexate include fever, injection site pain, joint pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Memory loss (latest reports from 457,647 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 761 people (0.61%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.17% of all the 455,667 people who 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||33.33%||20.00%||9.52%||6.67%||15.24%||11.43%||3.81% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Memory loss||71.33%||28.67% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||1.53%||10.69%||3.33%||5.97%||19.72%||22.92%||35.83% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||17.65%||47.06%||23.53%||11.76% |
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 (398 people, 52.30%)
- Hypertension (65 people, 8.54%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (52 people, 6.83%)
- Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.31%)
- Pain (45 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (244 people, 32.06%)
- Enbrel (188 people, 24.70%)
- Humira (161 people, 21.16%)
- Prednisone (147 people, 19.32%)
- Remicade (120 people, 15.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 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.
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None of this happened until after I was put on xarelto.
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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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