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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 129,908 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 764 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,259 Methotrexate users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,451 Memory loss patients)

On Mar, 13, 2015: 129,897 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 763 people (0.59%) have Memory Loss.

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 loss32.71%20.56%9.35%6.54%14.95%12.15%3.74%

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

FemaleMale
Memory loss71.28%28.72%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%1.52%10.66%3.32%5.96%19.81%22.99%35.73%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss21.05%42.11%26.32%10.53%

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 (399 people, 52.29%)
  2. Hypertension (65 people, 8.52%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (52 people, 6.82%)
  4. Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.29%)
  5. Pain (45 people, 5.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (245 people, 32.11%)
  2. Enbrel (188 people, 24.64%)
  3. Humira (161 people, 21.10%)
  4. Prednisone (148 people, 19.40%)
  5. Remicade (120 people, 15.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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