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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 129,841 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 (latest outcomes from 131,185 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Memory loss (latest reports from 469,561 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 13, 2014: 129,821 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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