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 has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,259 Methotrexate users)
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.
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Neurontin for a 32-year old woman with Neuropathy. The patient has Memory Impairment
- A study of drug interactions between Prednisolone, Plaquenil, Leflunomide, Methotrexate for a 63-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Folliculitis
- A study of drug interactions between Celexa, Clonazepam, Valproic Acid for a 33-year old man with Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder. The patient has Impaired Memory, Memory Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Cognitive Deterioration
- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Zoloft, Methotrexate, Plaquenil for a 53-year old woman with Hair Loss, Iga Deficiency, Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus. The patient has Don't Want To Socialize At All
- A study of side effects of Keppra for a 79-year old man with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. The patient has Short-term Memory Loss
Recent Methotrexate related drug comparison:
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